G-A teacher to receive tech grant

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

Nearly $11,000 in grants will be awarded to Franklin County teachers for using innovative technology in the classroom during the Greater Chambersburg Chamber Foundation’s annual luncheon on Thursday, Sept. 28, at The Orchards.

Grant recipients include:

n Tara Clopper from Greencastle-Antrim High School. She will receive a grant for $5,000 for iBuild: Computer Science meets Makerspace

n Susan Berrier from Andrew Buchanan Elementary School and Lurgan Elementary School in Chambersburg Area School District. She will receive a grant of $960 for Dash and Dots Robots Bring Coding to Life.

n Jennifer Jarusewski, Mary Finucane and Melissa VanArsdale from the Chambersburg Area Senior High School. They will receive a grant totaling $5,000 for The One Million Pillowcase Challenge.

“These grants are made possible through the generosity of our business partners and the Educational Improvement Tax Credit program,” said Robin Harmon, executive director of the Greater Chambersburg Chamber Foundation. “We are excited to announce the grant recipients and recognize our business partners at our annual luncheon. This program is essential to our county because it enables us to enhance the learning experiences of our youth through innovative technology in the classroom.”

The luncheon will also feature updates on foundation programs and will recognize the Volunteer of the Year. It will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Orchards, 1580 Orchard Drive. To attend, call 717-264-7101 or register online at www.chambersburg.org/events. Cost of the luncheon is $20 per person.

The Foundation is an educational improvement organization that accepts contributions from businesses and in return those businesses can receive significant tax credits. EITC contributors this year included M&T Bank, Orrstown Bank and Waste Management.

For more information, contact Harmon at 717-264-7101, Ext. 205.