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Ascension Parish educators receiving 2017 Reach a Kid, Teach a Kid grants from Eatel include, from left, Hope Novak, Vicki May, Britne’ Edmonston, Courtney Vincent, Mandy Perret, Patricia Cardwell, Carla Babin, Michelle Barrett and Jason Naquin. Not pictured is Cassandra Northrup.

Eatel Corp. awarded Reach a Kid, Teach a Kid grants worth $500 each to 10 Ascension Parish educators during a ceremony Oct. 17 in Gonzales.

Recipients, listed with their schools and how they will spend their grants, are:

  • Carla Babin, Gonzales Middle School, Cooking — A Sensational Experience
  • Michelle Barrett, Donaldsonville Primary School, basic classroom supplies
  • Patricia Cardwell, Donaldsonville High School, Spinning our Wheels and Creating Job Skills
  • Britne’ Edmonston, Lake Elementary School, Teaching Great Minds to Think Greater — A Google Initiative for a Stronger Parent-Teacher-Student Alliance
  • Vicki May, Spanish Lake Primary, You Never Forget a Face … Especially a Phonic Face
  • Jason Naquin, Lakeside Primary School, Healthy for a Buck — Fruit and Vegetable Stand
  • Cassandra Northrup, Lakeside Primary School, Breaking Down the Numbers
  • Hope Novak, Spanish Lake Primary School, Phonic Faces Saves the Day
  • Mandy Perret, Dutchtown High School, Breaking Out of the Box with BREAKOUT EDU
  • Courtney Vincent, St. Amant High School, Growing Gator Nation News

The company launched its Reach a Kid, Teach a Kid grant program 15 years ago to fund creative programs in the classroom. Judges outside Eatel chose the grant recipients from a pool of applicants.