Education Foundation Awards Grants and Scholarship

The Education Foundation of Caldwell County presented three awards on Tuesday, September 12 as part of their Annual Board of Directors Meeting.  

Caiden Ingram, Hibriten senior, received the Kenneth Roberts Scholarship.  This scholarship is given annually to a Caldwell County public school student who has demonstrated high levels of leadership, scholarship, and citizenship, and is used to further the students’ education.  After high school, Ingram will study to become a physician’s assistant in the fields of dermatology and cosmetic surgery. 

Cathy Barlow, principal at Gamewell Elementary, received a grant to fund The Hovercraft Project.  The Hovercraft Project works in schools across the country, providing students with a unique hands-on learning experience.  GES fifth graders will spend a day in November applying the principles of STEAM and good sportsmanship as they build workable, rideable hovercrafts.

Tom Haney, teacher at William Lenoir Middle, received a grant to fund Model United Nations.  Students in the WLMS Model UN Club will attend conferences at Appalachian State University, debating and working to resolve real-world geopolitical problems.

Teachers and students of Caldwell County Schools are invited to peruse the myriad of funding opportunities available to them through the Education Foundation.  More information, including applications, can be found on the Foundation’s website,

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