Several Foothill students who took the initiative to apply for grants were recognized for their efforts by being chosen as grant recipients.
The grants are awarded by the Pleasanton Partnerships in Education Foundation, a nonprofit group that works with the community and businesses to enhance education.
Students must work in their own to submit grant applications, get at least one teacher sponsor and gain approval from the principal. Grants are awarded in the fall and spring.
Foothill students who were awarded grants are:
- Christine Chang & Christine Wu, $250, Mu Alpha Theta (math club), materials and books to help students prepare for math competitions
- Lucy Chen, $400, Alzeheimer's Awareness Club, materials to help raise awareness of Alzheimer's
- Abhiraj Chowdhury, $200, Cricket Club, equipment for newly formed cricket club
- Ken Huang, $100, Kathleen Education Project, seed money to launch project to provide educational opportunities for women in Uganda
- Annie Johnson, $250, Asset Builders -- Pass It On, materials to promote the 40 Developmental Assets
- Sally Kim, $250, Key Club, funding to support club and attend convention
- Erika Lee, $375, Academy Recognition Project, pedometers and materials to support physical fitness for elementary school students
- Timothy Lee, $500, Robotics Vex Team, supplies and competition fees
- Jenny Mei, $500, Science Olympiad Team, reference books, supplies and registration fees for competition
- Alison Muller, $500, orchestra, classroom visits by professional musicians
- Daniel Zakaria, $250, Ultimate Frisbee Club, equipment for club to compete in scrimmages, tournaments and jamborees
Congratulations to these students for taking the initiative to apply for these incredible grants!
Applications for spring grants are due by March 10, 2009. Click here for more info and the application form.