September 28, 2020

CES teacher receives classroom grant for unique history project

(Centralhatchee, GA) — Centralhatchee Elementary history teacher, Tracey Hunt, was selected as one of the recipients of a Classroom Grant Program for her innovative and interactive history project.

Tracey received notification of the $500 grant on July 30th.

The grant is sponsored by the Junior Membership Committee of the Daughters of the American Revolution and was awarded for the school’s “Wax Museum” project each spring.

Kathy Marsh, Georgia State Chairman for the Junior Membership Committee shared, “Since the Classroom Grants began in 2017, more than 10,000 students nationwide have been impacted. Each DAR chapter can submit one application to the state level where a panel of judges review all entries before submitting the winners to the national level. We are very excited that the James Stewart Chapter applicant was selected for one of the grants this year.”

Centralhatchee Elementary student Will Smith (Photo: CES)

Centralhatchee’s Wax Museum project allows students to be creative while exploring our country’s history.

With this project, students select and research an important historical figure.

Each spring, you can spend an evening with these period-dressed wax figures and learn something new.

According to Ms. Marsh, “A Junior is a DAR member aged 18-35, and while these members support the organization’s objectives, they also do their own fundraising for Classroom Grants, the DAR sponsored schools, and a different National Project each year.”

Are you between 18 and 35 and want to make a difference in your community? Consider becoming a junior member of the NSDAR.

Our juniors are the leaders for the next generation.

For more information on membership, please email jamesstewartchapterdar@gmail.com or call (770) 856-3354 to speak to a chapter representative.

Congratulations Tracey!

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