School gets $10K grant for Fire Academy

Firefighter with breathing mask.jpg
1 of 2

Perquimans County High School will purchase gear for its Fire Academy, thanks to a $10,000 grant from The America's Farmers Grow Rural Education Program.

Homecoming Jackson and Jessicah.jpg

From staff reports

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Perquimans County High School will use a $10,000 Grow Rural Education grant to purchase a self-contained breathing apparatus and air tanks for the Fire Academy, thanks to local farmers who nominated it.

The America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education Program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, partnered with farmers across the country to make a difference in their local communities by nominating rural schools for $2.3 million in grants for science, technology, engineering and math education.

Perquimans County High School is just one of the many grant recipients. Examples of additional past winning programs include helping schools build greenhouses, develop robotics programs and create livestock learning laboratories.

To qualify for a Grow Rural Education grant, school districts had to be nominated by farmers in eligible counties to compete for a merit-based grant of either $10,000 or $25,000. Nominated school districts then submitted a grant application describing their STEM-focused project. The program’s Farmer Advisory Council, consisting of approximately 30 farmer leaders from across the country with an interest in agriculture and education, reviewed the finalist applications and selected the winning school districts, including Perquimans County High School.

Since the Grow Rural Education program began in 2011, the program has awarded more than $14 million in grants to rural public school districts, with $235,000 going to North Carolina. For more information, go to GrowRuralEducation.com

Middle school hosts recognition events

Perquimans County Middle School recently held its 8th Grade volleyball and soccer recognition ceremonies

Volleyball honorees included: Lillian Morgan, Jaden Sawyer, Chloe Sehlmeyer, Morgan Story, Ariel Lewis, Symiaya Leary, and Chloe Deweese.

Soccer honorees included: William Lawrence, Dre'Von Riddick, Gabreal Tripp, Jett Winslow, and Chase White

High school selects homecoming court

Perquimans County High School recently named Jackson Woodell and Jessicah Brown as homecoming king and queen.  The homecoming court included Sophmores Alli Copeland, Carlton Baker; Seniors Jackson Woodell, Jessicah Brown; Juniors Lauren Winslow and Tony Cook​