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
ago. The Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated
to supporting the students and programs of St. Johns County
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.