Picayune School District, Pearl River Central Middle School receives grants
The Picayune Separate School District and Pearl River Central Middle School received $48,000 in grants from the Mississippi Power Foundation.
The Picayune Separate School District received a grant to start strategic planning initiatives within the next school year. The project is designed to get more community involvement in planning and evaluating the curriculum and the future of the district.
Pearl River Central Middle School was awarded a grant to start a unique science program. The program will encourage students to excel in science by utilizing their individual learning styles.
The Mississippi Power Foundation has had a long tradition of funding worthy projects for Mississippis children, said Huntley Biggs, executive director, Mississippi Power Foundation. We are proud to be able to support efforts that will make an impact in the lives of our youth.
The Mississippi Power Foundation was set up in 1984 by Mississippi Power Company to support excellence in education. In the past 13 years, the Foundation has awarded more than $2 million in grants for education projects in Mississippi.