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CCEF Fills Gap Where State Money Can't

The Clinton Community Education Foundation is keeping busy to raise money to help the school district.

Through various fund raisers, such as the Recognition Wall, CCEF raises money to help fund school items or projects that aren't funded through the state. According to member Claudine Wargel, with the state's budget being the way it is, the foundation is a way for the community to help give money to the school district. The foundation currently does classroom grants and scholarships.

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Each year, the foundation passes out $8-10 thousand in classroom grants, which are grants given to teachers to help pay for something they feel will help their students. Teachers submit projects or tools they would like for their classroom, and the foundation picks which ones they would like to support. Wargel says everything submitted has merit and can be useful for classrooms.

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Recently, the foundation was able to start a scholarship. A local man left a portion of his money to the foundation for them to give as scholarships to Clinton High School graduates who were either going on to college or trade schools.

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For more information about CCEF, go to clintonedfoundation.org.

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