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Corridor Nine Chamber awards $6,449 in mini-grants to educators

Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce mini-grant recipients pose with the winners of the 2012 educator mini-grants. (Photo/courtesy Ron Bouley)

Westborough – At its membership breakfast held Nov. 27 with nearly 200 members and guests in attendance, the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce awarded 19 mini-grants to educators totaling $6,449.92.? Grants were awarded for special and worthy projects that benefit students from kindergarten to grade 12. The Chamber's mini-grant program is designed to support the development of innovative teaching ideas and increase student motivation and enthusiasm by providing funds for instructional experimentation and enrichment activities.

Since the mini-grant program's inception, 353 grants have been awarded totaling over $104,252.?Funding for the grants is dependent upon donations from chamber members.?Donations have been made from private individuals, businesses and corporations in the chamber's core towns of Westborough, Northborough, Southborough, Shrewsbury, and Grafton.

Chamber officials thanked the following grant sponsors: Gold Sponsors:? Avidia Bank, Bank of America, BJ's Wholesale Club, Marlborough Savings Bank, PENTA Communications, Inc., and St. Mary's Credit Union; Silver Sponsors: Aalanco Service Corporation, Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Centers, Central One Federal Credit Union, CK Educational Services, Datachem Software, Inc., Glick Nissan, New England Coaching, Shrewsbury Federal Credit Union, Webster Five Cents Savings Bank; Copper Sponsors:? Alexander, Aronson, Finning & Co., P.C., Cumulus Global, Dolan & Maloney Insurance, Gilmore Building Company, Lian, Zarrow, The MotivAct Group, Precision Marketing Group, LLC, and Sovereign Bank.

The recipients of the 2012 mini-Grants are:

Marisa Marzilli/Amanda Sharpe

Proctor School, Northborough

Project Title:? Let the Fun Begin!

 

Dominique LePaul

Melican Middle School, Northborough

Project Title:? Copying the Masters!

 

Nancy Bedard

Oak Middle School, Shrewsbury

Project Title:? Research Matters for College and Career Readiness

 

Melissa DeMayo

Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School, Marlborough

Project Title:? Our Neighborhood

 

Gretchen Bean/ Jennifer Callaghan

Melican Middle School, Northborough

Project Title:? Journey to Jo”Burg – A Struggle for Freedom and Dignity

 

Joan Truesdell

Hastings Elementary School, Westborough

Project Title:? Taming Time: Helping Young Children to Understand and Manage Time

 

Darcy Messineo

Spring Street School, Shrewsbury

Project Title: Describing with Details

 

Patricia Rollins

Lincoln Street School, Northborough

Project Title: The Quest for Knowledge and Wellness: Geocaching

 

Lori Miller

Proctor School, Northborough

Project Title:? Score!? Kick-Off with Storytelling

 

Kim Spiliakos/Carolyn Swenson

Zeh School, Northborough

Project Title:? Getting in the Zone: Self-Regulation & Emotional Control for a Productive School Day

 

Sheila Lipka

Hastings Elementary School, Westborough

Project Title:? Cooking Up Cultural Connections – The Family Book Club

 

Mary Anne Jezierski

St. Bernadette School, Northborough

Project Title:? Caching In on History

 

Christine Hall/Maria Mihalek

Proctor School, Northborough

Project Title:? Mosaic Memories: Reflections of our School Days

 

Christine Lincoln/Nancy Pojani

Melican Middle School, Northborough

Project Title:? Enriching the Mathematics Curriculum

 

Teresa Dillenkoffer

St. Bernadette School, Northborough

Project Title: Let Your Voice Be Seen

 

Ellen O”Leary/Cara Demoga/Suzanne Margiano

Floral Street Elementary School, Shrewsbury

Project Title:? Strengthening the School Community through Social Thinking and Self-Regulation

 

Paul Airoldi

Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School, Marlborough

Project Title:? Virtual Auto Fault – Learning How to Diagnose and Repair a Computerized Vehicle with a Computer

 

Lori Gompf

Trottier Middle School, Southborough

Project Title:? Investigating Topography using GPS and GIS

Erin Kendrick

Oak Middle School, Shrewsbury

Project Title: Findings: Sharing the Work of Student Scientists

 

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