Community Foundation Awards Over $47,000 in Education Grants

The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore honored Maryland Lower Shore schools and educators with more than $47,000 in grants through the Foundation’s 2010 Education Award Grants Program.

Education Awards are made annually in conjunction with National Education Week through a competitive process to public and private schools on the lower Eastern Shore of Maryland. Grants are made to those schools that have demonstrated through innovative programs to be particularly beneficial to their students and communities.

“This awards program is the Community Foundation’s principle vehicle for recognizing and rewarding those schools that are engaged in making a particularly creative contribution to the education of our children,” said Don Taylor, Foundation Board Vice-Chair. “These awards recognize truly remarkable things our dedicated teachers and school administrators are accomplishing,” he added.

Calcott Award of Excellence

The Community Foundation honored Carter G. Woodson Elementary School in Somerset County with the Sixth Annual Mary Gay Calcott Award of Excellence. The award was presented to the school for the creativity it demonstrated in its grant proposal this year. In addition to the Calcott Award, Carter G. Woodson Elementary also received $500 from the Foundation’s Mary Gay Calcott Memorial Fund to benefit the school.

The award is named for the late Mary Gay Calcott, a professor of English at Salisbury University whose life embodied her teaching ideals of liberal education; teaching students to think, to express th