Mt. Vernon Middle School receives grant


Last month, Mt. Vernon Middle School received a $2,000 grant from NineStar Connect’s Operation Round-up.

The funding will be distributed to different facts of the school, including $500 to the swim department to purchase equipment for swim classes such as fins, snorkels, pool basketball sets, towels and swimsuits.

The physical education department also will receive $500, to be used for jerseys, birdies, playground balls, jump ropes, wiffle balls and floor tape.

The Family and Consumer Sciences department will receive $1,000 to purchase mixers, bowls, spoons, aprons, serving dishes, silverware, cups, napkins, tableware and can openers. Sewing supples and baby unit supples also will be purchased.

Mt. Vernon Middle School treasurer Kay Burdine applied for the grant. Burdine also serves as the sixth-grade cheerleading coach.

“The reason I applied for the grant was based on seeing the need for new equipment and supplies for the P.E., swim and FACS departments,” she said. “These elective classes will service every student at some point in the three years they will attend MVMS.”

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