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Media Releases: November 6, 2003

Checks totaling more than $26,000 were presented to 42 teachers recently by the St. Johns County Education Foundation (SJCEF) as part of the 2003 Horizon Awards competition. Eighteen different schools were represented in this year’s annual mini-grants awards competition. Teachers are allowed to request a maximum of $750 for each proposal.

Schools winning multiple grants included Cunningham Creek Elementary, Mill Creek Elementary, Osceola Elementary, Ponte Vedra-Palm Valley Elementary, R. B. Hunt Elementary, Gamble Rogers Middle School and Pedro Menendez High School.

Osceola Elementary School received the most awards, with nine different teachers submitting winning grant projects. Brian Radaker of Gamble Rogers Middle School was the only teacher to receive more than one award.

A reception was held on October 27 at the National Guard Officers Club to honor the winning teachers. Dr. Joseph Joyner, Superintendent of Schools, delivered congratulatory remarks.The SJCEF has provided more than $184,000 in Horizon Awards to teachers since the annual competition began eight years ago. The Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the students and programs of St. Johns County public schools.
In addition to the Horizon Awards program, the Foundation sponsors the annual Horizon Awards Banquet honoring the Teachers of the Year, Take Stock in Children, License for Learning, the Dombrowsky Technology Grant, the Educational Community Credit Union Performing Arts Grant and the Florida Power and Light Environmental Grant.
A list of the 2003 Horizon Grant recipients is attached.





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