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State Farm awards school with $5,000 grant

February 27, 2013
By MEL TODVINE ( , Lehigh Acres Citizen

Lehigh Elementary School received a $5,000 grant this week from State Farm Insurance to encourage school-based service learning projects that also promote academic excellence through literacy connections.

Principal Toni Walker made the announcement. At the ceremony in addition to Walker were: Franchezka Cuza-Tablada, assistant principal; Tim Pincoski, guidance counselor; Sheri Morris, secretary; Diane Elswick, academic coach; Jose Soto, public affairs specialist; State Farm Insurance Co. representatives Theresa Goodlad, owner of Goodlad State Farm Insurance, and Laura Brauch, owner of Brauch State Farm Insurance

Walker said the grant is for the school's Good Neighbor program. The check presentation was made on Feb. 15.

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Two students took part in a ceremony by accepting this $5,000 check from State Farm Insurance.

Walker said Lehigh Elementary is being awarded a $5,000 "Good Neighbor" grant from State Farm Insurance and that the grant will be used to extend the school's current Good Neighbor program to include literacy initiatives and the new school-wide Positive Behavior Program.

In addition to their involvement in service learning projects, students will have Good Neighbor academic goals.

Students who have been involved in a service learning project and have met their academic goal will become a Lehigh Elementary "Good Neighbor" and receive a Good Neighbor T-shirt and be inducted into the school "Good Neighbor Club," Walker said.



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