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Student grant writers use funds to create garden

Hard work has paid off this year for Benjamin Logan fourth-graders in Jessica Hilbun’s class, who participated in their first grant-writing experience.

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Benjamin Logan fourth-graders record observations of their plants that they are growing in their indoor garden in their classroom. (PHOTOS | BENJAMIN LOGAN SCHOOLS)

Their “Growing Minds and Nourishing Bodies” project was started after students read a story about the first Thanksgiving feast. After discussing how to have a garden in their classroom, Mrs. Hilbun brought up the issue of funding, and the students came up with the idea to ask for the money.

Mrs. Hilbun worked cooperatively with the pupils to complete the Logan County Electric Cooperative’s Operation Round Up grant application.

The group sent their application to the electric cooperative, and ultimately were awarded $250 for the project by the Community Connection Fund Board of Trustees.

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