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Morrisonville Teacher Wins Grant From WGU

A music teacher at Morrisonville Junior/Senior High School has received a $700 grant through the Western Governors University’s (WGU) “Fund My Classroom” initiative. The funds will be used to purchase a snare drum for the school’s band program.  Jessica Thurman learned she was selected for the grant on May 12th during a surprise check presentation at her school.


The current drums at Thurman’s school have not been replaced in over 20 years and that can really affect the sound and performance. With the grant from WGU, she’ll be able to help students improve their skills and excel as musicians.  


This project is one of 22 across Illinois chosen by WGU to receive funding.  The fully online university issued a notice to schools in early March for K-12 teachers across the state to nominate proposed projects by April 14th to receive full or partial funding through the “Fund My Classroom” iniative. Thurman’s proposal was one of 80.  Most grants were awarded during Teacher Appreciation Week which ran from May 8th through the 12th.  


Congratulations to Morrisonville Junior/Senior High School and congratulations to Jessica Thurman. For more information on WGU visit www.wgu.edu.  

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