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(L to R) Highline Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Susan Enfield with Foundation President Kristen Kerns, Royce Badley (Impact Grant Winner), and Foundation Trustees Aileen Cronin and Erin Ambrozic

Highline Schools Foundation to award over $60,000 in grants this fall

With two of its largest public fundraisers, the Burien Brat Trot and the Oktoberfest Auction, recently completed, the Highline Schools Foundation is now making plans to distribute the funds the organization raised directly to schools through its two grant programs: the Highline Schools Foundation Impact Grant, and Highline Schools Foundation Excel Grants.

The Impact Grant program, now in its second year, is partially funded by Alaska Airlines. The grant is a tool in which the Foundation awards $10,000 to one school or program in the district for an opportunity that aligns with the Highline Public Schools strategic plan in a way that impacts a large number of students. This year’s Impact Grant winner, announced at the State of our Schools event today, is a grant called “Making an Impact: Building Bright Futures for Young Women in Computer Science. It was written by Royce Badley, Assistant Director of Career & College Pathways, and Julie Burr, Career Access Manager, for Highline Public Schools.

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