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Published: Thursday, 5/29/2003

$9,960 given for projects, scholarships

Slime launched by a catapult in high school math and science classes, a simulated manufacturing company in an imaginary community, and a scholarship for pre-pharmacy studies are some of the educational projects and endeavors funded by the latest round of Toledo Public Schools Foundation grants.

The money, totaling $9,960, is the foundation's third round of grants for innovative classroom projects and college scholarships.

Grantees, the amounts, and the projects are:

Janice Arkebauer, a teacher at Fulton Elementary School, $500 for assistance with a reading program and updates to the library;

Tanisha Battle, a senior at Woodward High School, $1,000 from the Terry A. Lesniewicz scholarship fund toward her studies in fine arts and art education at Bowling Green State University.

Daphne Bevier, a teacher at Bowsher High School, $210 for creating a catapult to launch slime. Design-engineering students researched and constructed the catapults, math students graphed the results and tested the catapults, and physical science students made the slime.

Audrey Fox, a teacher at Robinson Junior High School, $1,000, for a writing project that teaches children to develop and publish a book.

Shanika Kynard, a senior at Scott High School, $750 toward her studies in pre-pharmacy at the University of Toledo.

Karla Mendoza, a sixth-grade student at Sherman School, $2,000 from the Merrill A. Grant Sherman School fund toward expenses at a four-year college.

Megan Nowak, a senior at Bowsher High School, $1,000 from the Frank and Shirley Dick scholarship toward her studies in animal care.

Judith Price, a teacher at Waite High School, $1,000 for creating a simulation of a manufacturing company.

Chad Schlegel, a senior at Waite High School, $1,000 from the Hilton Murphy Scholarship Fund toward studies at Blufton College.

Todd Simon, a senior at Toledo Technology Academy, $750 toward his studies in electronics and computer engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Steven Villagomez, a senior at Toledo Technology Academy, $750 toward his studies in electronic and computer engineering at DeVry University.

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