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Mercersburg, PA: During the 2011/12 school year, the Tuscarora Education Foundation Board of Directors approved over $10,000 worth of grant requests from faculty, staff, and students of the Tuscarora School District; and another $4,000 in scholarship opportunities for students enrolled at James Buchanan High School.
Some of the grant money awarded is funding “The Science of Flight” which will add a flight simulator to the collection of educational tools at JBHS. Students will engage in the study of physics, navigation, instrumentation, geography, mathematics, flight engineering, and aeronautics, and will serve as an extension of the S.T.E.M program.
“Mercersburg Under Construction” is also another unique project that provides iPads to entire classrooms to work on projects together with the focus on engineering and architecture during the renovation process.
Other grant money was awarded to Reading Power Library programs, performers in residence, technology for the classroom, and “Graphing Calculator Robots”.
In addition to grants, $4,000 in scholarships were also awarded to three graduating seniors (Megan Leidy, David Manikoski, Charlotte Flood), and one junior. Casey Heinbaugh was the high school junior awarded a scholarship to attend the University of Pittsburgh Health Career Scholars Academy (formally Pennsylvania Governor’s School for Health Care).
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