Ascension Parish community photo gallery for Aug. 27, 2015 _lowres

Photo provided by Mia Edwards -- Ascension Fund representative Mike Burtula, fourth from left, with St. Amant High School grant recipients, from left, Karen Murphy, Mia Edwards, Holly Eubanks, Tara Jones, Mark Lambert, Elizabeth Wallace, Nicole Tanner, Laney Gautreau, and Alicia Enloe, who received the grant for Melissa McCormick.

St. Amant High School recently received eight $1,000 grants and one $2,500 grant from the Ascension Fund, a news release said.

The $2,500 School Impact grant will be used to assist and train teachers through Princeton Review to prepare students for the ACT. It is the third year in a row that the school has received this grant, Principal Mia Edwards said in the release.

Teachers and their projects receiving grants are

MARK LAMBERT: graphing calculators for calculus AP and ACT prep classes

Laney Gautreau: graphing calculators

Melissa McCormick: funding the community-based project Wounded Warriors, organized by business English students

Nicole Tanner: Princeton Review math materials for ACT prep classes

Holly Eubank and Karen Murphy: Princeton Review English materials for ACT prep classes

Tara Jones: improve ACT for talented and gifted students

Elizabeth Wallace: funding for choir summer camp for middle school students.

The school will hold an ACT parent night on Sept. 16.