20 Midlands schools receive Palmetto Pride grants

Lexington One had several Palmetto Pride grant winners including NPES Principal Van Bowers, WKHS Principal Ryan Player and teacher Matthew Schnabel, RCES Principal Lynn Boyleston and teacher Rynn Fitzpatrick, PHMS Principal Thomas Rivers and teacher Tara Farmer, MGMS Principal Bill Coon and teacher Melody Shafer, and LES Principal Jim Hamby. (Not pictured are Valerie Byrd Fort and Janet Daniels.)

Lexington One had several Palmetto Pride grant winners this year. Pictured are New Providence Elementary Principal Van Bowers, White Knoll High Principal Ryan Player and teacher Matthew Schnabel, Rocky Creek Elementary Principal Lynn Boyleston and teacher Rynn Fitzpatrick, Pleasant Hill Middle Principal Thomas Rivers and teacher Tara Farmer, Meadow Glen Middle Principal Bill Coon and teacher Melody Shafer, and Lexington Elementary Principal Jim Hamby. (photo provided)

Each year, Palmetto Pride gives schools across the state educational resources designed to help teachers discuss the importance of keeping South Carolina clean.

Through the Litter Trashes Everyone Education Grants, Palmetto Pride — a nonprofit initiative formed to promote litter reduction and beautification — schools can receive up to $5,000 to purchase classroom materials, begin outdoor projects like rain gardens or implement a recycling initiative.

The overall goal, according to Palmetto Pride, is to fully educate students about ways they personally can keep their community clean and encourage them to take pride in their state. Teachers and schools are able to accomplish these goals through interactive activities funded by the grants.

Twenty schools in the Midlands received an education grant this year. Each received an average amount of $2,000.

Local schools receiving a Palmetto Pride grant include Airport High, Brookland-Cayce High, Burnside Elementary, Davis Early Childhood Center for Technology, Eau Claire High, Frances Mack Intermediate, Hopkins Middle, Killian Elementary, Lexington Elementary, Meadow Glen Middle, New Providence Elementary, Oak Pointe Elementary, Pineview Elementary, Pleasant Hill Middle, Rocky Creek Elementary, Saluda River Academy for the Arts, Sandlapper Elementary, Seven Oaks Elementary, Westwood High and White Knoll High.

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