GRCCL awards Classroom Grant

January 23, 2012

Congrats to Lynn Pagans, Librarian at Fishburn Park Elementary School. She is the winner of Greater Raleigh Court Civic League’s $1,000 Classroom Grant. She’ll use the funds to purchase sustainability-themed books for their library.

Her winning grant application was chosen by a selection committee of five Civic League volunteers.  It was a difficult decision, as a number of fantastic projects were proposed by the four local elementary schools that participated in the pilot grant program.

The check was presented to Ms. Pagans at the Fishburn library in a surprise event.  It certainly brightened up a cold, rainy, Monday morning.  City Schools Superintendent Dr. Rita Bishop and School Principal Judy Lackey were also in attendance at the surprise presentation.

The Classroom Grant project is a new effort of GRCCL, and serves to help strengthen the ties between our neighborhood and local schools.  We’re thrilled with the outcome and look forward to expanding the program next year to involve Woodrow Wilson Middle School and Patrick Henry High School.