Dean Provence Endowment winners announced

Career & Tech Picture:Pictured are the recipients of grant money from the Dean Provence Endowment at the NAHS Career & Technical Department:<br /><p class=Front Row L-R: William & Donna Mills, Endowment Representatives; Mallorie Biffle; Anita Alef
Back Row L-R: April Voyles, Alison Moore, Nannette Ballard, Rick Robbins" src="http://unionnewsexchange.com/files/2013/01/17099_3.jpg" width="388" height="334" />
Career & Tech Picture:
Pictured are the recipients of grant money from the Dean Provence Endowment at the NAHS Career & Technical Department:
Front Row L-R: William & Donna Mills, Endowment Representatives; Mallorie Biffle; Anita Alef
Back Row L-R: April Voyles, Alison Moore, Nannette Ballard, Rick Robbins

NAES Picture:Pictured are the recipients of grant money from the Dean Provence Endowment at New Albany Elementary School:<br /><p class=Seated: Laura Reedy; Lydia Kimbrough; Donna Kay Sizemore; Kelly Campbell; Neely Robertson
Standing: Sabrina Hamilton; Jennifer Ellett; Donna Mills, Endowment Representative; Angela Victory; Stephanie Clark; Danita Mattox
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NAES Picture:
Pictured are the recipients of grant money from the Dean Provence Endowment at New Albany Elementary School:
Seated: Laura Reedy; Lydia Kimbrough; Donna Kay Sizemore; Kelly Campbell; Neely Robertson
Standing: Sabrina Hamilton; Jennifer Ellett; Donna Mills, Endowment Representative; Angela Victory; Stephanie Clark; Danita Mattox

The Dean Provence Endowment for Excellence in Education Board recently announced the allocation of funds totaling more than $10,000.00 to teachers in the New Albany School District. In an effort to maximize the effectiveness of the awards, grants were directed to New Albany Elementary School and the New Albany High School Career and Technical Department.  Endowment funding will be used for equipment and materials in the classroom that are not typically covered by the school budget.

The Endowment for Excellence in Education was begun in 1986 as the vision of School Board member Dean Provence. Provence, a New Albany native, was an active volunteer in both school and community activities. Through his volunteer efforts, he recognized the need for additional funding in the schools for projects and classroom materials, and was instrumental in establishing the endowment fund. Following his death, the locally supported endowment fund was renamed in memory of Provence and has continued to provide needed funding to classrooms in the New Albany Schools for more than twenty years. Since 1986, the Endowment has provided approximately $303,000 in support to the NASD.

The endowment is funded through individual and corporate contributions and fundraising events sponsored by the Endowment Board. Contributions to the Dean Provence Endowment for Excellence in Education are accepted throughout the year and may be mailed to 301 Hwy. 15 North, New Albany, MS 38652.

Melanie Shannon
Public Relations
New Albany Schools