SCTHS Programs Receive $15K in CFES Education Grants

WESTOVER, MD, November 15, 2021 – Somerset County Technical High School (SCTHS) programs were recently awarded nearly $15,000 in grant funding through the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore’s (CFES) 2021 Fall Education Grants Program. CFES Education Grants are awarded annually in conjunction with National Education Week through a competitive process to public and private grade schools on the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland. Funding is directed towards schools that have developed innovative programs to enhance education and improve the social, emotional and physical wellbeing of their students and communities. Educators receiving awards were honored at an awards ceremony hosted at Bennett High School on November 10, 2021. 
SCTHS’ Criminal Justice program led by instructor Major Wade Chambers received $4,996 in funding to purchase equipment to outfit a physical training center for students training to enter the police academy, the cadet program, or the military.
SCTHS’ Diesel Truck Technician program led by instructor Alex Johnston will use the $4,934 in grant funds received to purchase circuitry kits for use in their Electrical/Electronic Systems courses.
SCTHS’ Teachers Academy of Maryland led taught by instructor Dawn Lankford will purchase “Real Care Babies” with $4,860 received in grant funding to simulate real world childcare with innovative technology.
SCTHS Principal, Mrs. Cortney Monar shared, “We are thankful for the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore’s support of our programs. These funds will go a long way in preparing our students to be competitive in their future careers.”

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Educators from SCTHS gather with the school’s Criminal Justice cadets for a photo at the 2021 CFES Education Awards program. 
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