Sen Ward Awards Grant for New Classroom Equipment


Chilton County High School has received a $3,151 grant from Sen. Cam Ward for lab tables.

Ward presented a check to the school on Oct. 31.

“I take requests throughout the year and look at where the need is greatest,” Ward said.

Kayla Cantley applied for the grant on behalf of Nikki Maddox for her Project Lead the Way engineering class.

Cantley said she received a grant last year for tables, and Maddox was using her old tables that were in disrepair and really needed to be replaced.

Cantley explained that while the school does get Title 1 funds for some equipment, it cannot be used for furniture.

To help get funds to replace the tables, Maddox wrote a grant request letter and emailed it to Ward.

“He’s really responsive and quick to help if he can,” Cantley said.

“The teacher contacted me, and I had just enough left in grants,” Ward said.

Maddox was unable to be at school for the presentation, so the funds were accepted by Amy Easterling, a math teacher at CCHS.

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