Category Archives: Spotlight – Grants

Grant Spotlight: Future Problem Solvers

June 12, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

Six MLWGS students along with sponsor, Celie Boswell, competed in the Future Problem Solvers International Competition (FPSIC) in LaCrosse, Wisconsin from June 8 to June 11, 2017.  See the school’s great write-up about their experience here.  The Foundation was happy to help offset costs for this trip as part of our commitment to funding clubs […]

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Grant Spotlight: 2017 Senior Art Show

June 12, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

“Flourish,” the 2017 Senior Art Show, opened at Art Works on the evening of Friday, June 9.  The show features artwork in a wide range of styles from 21 seniors.  Each student also submitted an artistic statement along with their pieces and learned from Jeff Hall how to display their work in a gallery setting. […]

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Senior Showcase 2017

June 2, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

The mentorship program and the specially-designed senior seminar classes are some of Maggie Walker’s most remarkable offerings for students.  Senior Showcase is the culminating event for both courses of study. Mentorship areas this year included fashion merchandising, investing, non-profit work, cardiology, investigative journalism, architecture, French pastry, music therapy, and many more.  Davis Coffey (’17) gave […]

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Grant Spotlight: 2017 AP Comp Gov Canada Trip

May 30, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

For the past several years, Matt McGuire has taken a group of his AP Comparative Government student to Canada so to enhance their understanding of Canadian governmental structures and procedures.  This year, the group visited the capital city of Ottawa and the Ontario provisional capital of Toronto.  Students attended an hour-long meeting with John Baird, […]

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Grant Spotlight: Clubs & Activities

May 30, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

One of our categories for enhancement grant funding is clubs and activities, which this fiscal year included $20,000 for related grants.  Those included: The Peer Mentors trip to the National Museum of African American History in DC The Model Congress trip to Princeton Model Congress in DC The Forensics & Debate team’s trip to Nationals […]

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Grant Spotlight: Books, Books, Books!

May 27, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

We’re proud of the big grants we fund, for things like We The People and Math Modeling, but we’re also proud of our smaller grants, many of which were used this year to purchase books for classroom use.  Those purchases included 60 copies of Death of a Salesman for American Lit, 50 copies of The […]

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Grant Spotlight: We The People

May 23, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

The Governor’s School Foundation is proud to cover much of the cost of participation in the We The People National Championship competition every year.  For many years, the competition was free for all qualifying teams, but congressional budget cuts mean that it now costs teams tens of thousands of dollars to attend.  In the 2016-17 […]

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Grant Spotlight: MENA Seminar Morocco trip

May 22, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

The Governor’s School Foundation was proud to offset the cost of Mrs. Cross’s Middle East & North Africa Senior Seminar trip to Morocco.  Mrs. Cross has lived and studied in Morocco for several years and was very pleased to be able to show her students the country as the culminating experience of their year of […]

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Grant Spotlight: Yoga with Becky Eschenroeder

May 22, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

Every spring for the last few years, Becky Eschenroeder has taught yoga to MLWGS sophomores during PE for the month of April.  Becky is one of the most beloved instructors in the Richmond area, and spent four years as a certified YoKid Facilitator Trainer responsible for training adults in ways to incorporate yoga into children’s […]

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Grant Spotlight 2016-17

May 18, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

Want to know what we’re up to over at the Foundation?  Read about some of the things we’ve funded in 2016-17.  This year, we’ve committed over $180,000 to fund enhancement grants for classroom enrichment, clubs and activities, faculty professional development, student travel, and aid for students in financial need.  That’s our highest commitment ever, up […]

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