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Solid Foundation

By Thomas Sellers Jr.

foundation EA Harrold foundation group shot foundation Millington Central High foundation Millington Elementary foundation Millington middleSince the rebirth of the Millington Area Education Foundation in early 2014, the members have been forming traditions that are designed to benefit Millington Municipal Schools.
One annual event is the Trivia Night in January raising money for the schools. Another event is the Millington Area Education Foundation Banquet in April. While other fund raisers are gaining recognition, MAEF President Cary Vaughn was honored last Tuesday to conduct the organization’s latest tradition which shines a spotlight on the hard work.
Last fall, the Education Foundation made the trip up to Millington Central High School for a ceremony awarding $11,493.95 in grants to the four Millington Municipal Schools. On Oct. 27, members of MCHS, Millington Elementary School and E.A. Harrold Elementary joined personnel at Millington Middle School for the 2015 MAEF Grant Ceremony.
“This is always a privilege,” Vaughn said. “The (Millington School) Board, City and Education Foundation coming together to give back this money to the students for their aspirations is what it is all about.”
This year the MAEF was able to give back $14,558.11 to the four schools for projects and programs like hands on science classrooms, reading programs, robotics, document the year and even create a Tennessee Wildlife Habitat.
Vaughn announced to the dignitaries gathered in the Millington Middle School Library that 27 grants were awarded. MCHS received $1,450 and the Middle School was awarded $6,542.60.
Harrold took back $4,564.88 and Millington Elementary School received $2,000.63.
Among those in attendance were administrators and faculty from each school with some students sticking around for ceremony. Millington School Board members like Chuck Hurt Jr., Louise Kennon and Don Holsinger came to celebrate the occasion.
City officials like Alderman Larry Dagen and Mayor Terry Jones saluted the work of the Millington Area Education Foundation. MMS Superintendent Dr. David Roper was on hand to speak to the crowd and express his gratitude for the continuous hard work of the members from the MAEF. The Millington Area Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) type of organization with the purpose of promoting education and helping to raise funds for Millington Municipal Schools.
To conclude the evening, Vaughn announced the plans for 2016 with Trivia Night coming in January. And the annual banquet will be in April with a sock-hop theme.

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