Four Rivers wins CenturyLink grant

ONTARIO—CenturyLink Inc. recently announced that Four Rivers Community School is the winner of the CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation’s Teachers and Technology grant program. The program, which has been offered since 2008, awards grants to schools in CenturyLink’s local service areas on behalf of teachers who have developed specific plans to innovatively implement technology in their classroom.

CenturyLink’s Vice President and General Manager for Idaho and Southeast Oregon, Jim Schmit, presented the award to Four Rivers Community School May 9.

“We are very pleased to be a part of providing innovative technology in the classroom that enhances the learning experience for students in these schools,” Schmit said.

“It is exciting to see teachers implement creative teaching techniques that assist students in hands-on learning.”

Thirteen winners were selected by a review committee comprised of community members and a CenturyLink representative.

These winners throughout the state of Oregon represent more than $63,000 in grant dollars. The winning teachers’ schools each received a grant to be used by the teachers to purchase technology to benefit students in the classroom.

Four Rivers Community School was awarded $4,374 to purchase iPads, video recording cameras, photo lenses and eBooks. The students will use this equipment to create family heritage videos.

Teachers Zoila Mason, Hanna Swanson and Kim McDowall submitted the project.

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