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34 Hillsborough County teachers receive SWFWMD Splash! Grants

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Hillsborough County students at 34 schools will study the issues surrounding our freshwater resources thanks to Splash! school grants from the Southwest Florida Water Management District.

The Hillsborough County awardees are:
Christine Lindbak, Alonso High, $2,150
Sonia Coleman, B.T. Washington Elementary, $1,425
Carol Mayo, Bailey Elementary, $3,000
Daniel Opila, Bellamy Elementary, $3,000
Melissa Triebwasser, Doby Elementary, $1,600
Kyla DonLevy, Durant High, $850
Rebecca Rouch, Easy Bay High, $1,360
Alyssa Mormon, Edison Elementary, $1,033
Laura Franklin, Foster Elementary, $1,225
Jennifer Fritz, Gaither High, $1,600
Carolyn Klein, Giunta Middle, $1,931
Sara White, Henderson Hammock Charter, $754
Iris Willis, Hillsborough High, $2,500
Deborah Flock, Jackson Elementary, $2,999
Kristy Carew, King High, $2,250
Michele Smcox, Knights Elementary, $1,040
Jane Kemp, Lawton Chiles Elementary, $1,699
   Cynthia Doyle, Lincoln Elementary Magnet, $263
Ashley Biernacki, Mann Middle, $2,802
LeeAnne Foster, Martinez Middle, $1,615
Elaine Gibbs, Middleton High, $1,800
Deborah Seto, Orange Grove Middle Magnet, $2,670
Deetra McAlmont, Potter Elementary, $3,000
Jennell Graham, Pride Elementary, $2,800
Georgianna Trowbridge, Riverview High School, $2,512
Gladys Jackson, Robles Elementary, $240
Cindy Wilkinson, Seminole Elementary, $3,000
Amy Stockard, Springhead Elementary, $1,170
Andria Keene, Strawberry Crest High, $1,634
Christine Saettone, Tampa Bay Boulevard Elementary, $3,000
Julie Sackles, Tampa Bay Technical High, $1,300
Michele Paschal, Tampa Palms Elementary, $2,984
Meichelle Long, Terrace Community Middle, $2,400
Emily Petrilli, Tomlin Middle, $1,384

The goal of the Splash! school grant program is to provide teachers with funding to enhance student knowledge of topics that meet the District’s core mission and teach students about their local watersheds, water conservation, quality and supply. Splash! school grants provide up to $3,000 per school on a reimbursement basis and are available to public school teachers.

This year, 94 Splash! grants were awarded across the District’s 16-county region to educate students on water resources. Past Splash! grant projects include student monitoring of local water quality, environmental field studies and school or community outreach campaigns designed to encourage water conservation.