Utah Schools awarded more than $50,000 from CenturyLink Foundation

CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) announced today the full list of Utah winners of the CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation’s Teachers and Technology grant program. The program, which has been offered since 2008, awards grants of up to $5,000 to schools in CenturyLink’s local service areas on behalf of teachers who have developed specific plans to innovatively implement technology in their classrooms.

“The winning teachers’ grant applications were inspirational. They demonstrated creative teaching techniques that would be used to assist students in fully understanding subject matter, often times using hands-on learning,” said Jeremy Ferkin, CenturyLink’s vice president of operations for Utah, Nevada and California. “We are pleased to be able to help these passionate educators expose their students to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts in their daily school lives.”

CenturyLink Foundation Donates to Utah Schools

Across the United States, more than 1,000 grant applications were submitted and 314 were awarded, 13 to Utah schools. Grants were selected based on the impact they will have on students in the classroom and the overall innovation of the project. Local grantees included:

  • Alpine Elementary was awarded more than $3,500 to purchase new Chromebooks to help students design 3D printing projects. Teacher Havilah Jones submitted the project.
  • Forbes Elementary in American Fork was awarded more than $4,500 for supplies to build a “Lego STEM Robotics Mission to Mars” program. Teacher Matt Shurtleff submitted the program.
  • Viewmont High School in Bountiful was awarded $5,000 for computers and related supplies to further enhance their Family and Consumer Science programs. Teacher Lisa Jeppson submitted the program.
  • Canyon View Elementary in Cottonwood Heights was awarded $1,181 to build a technology program called “Minecraft Comes to School.” Teacher Camille Cole submitted the program.
  • Windridge Elementary in Kaysville was awarded more than $4,000 to purchase new tablet computers to enhance learning within the classroom. Teacher Lesa Anderson submitted the project.
  • Layton High School was awarded $5,000 for new computers and supplies to enable students to learn and explore more about the world. Teacher Timothy Feltner submitted the project.
  • Telos Academy in Orem was awarded more than $2,900 for the program “Concept to Creation: Adding Dimension to our Curriculum Blueprint for Spatial Design and Production.” Teacher Brian Walker submitted the project.
  • The Open Classroom in Salt Lake City was awarded $5,000 to build a technology program called the “Intern-National Experience.” Teacher Denny Jo Magana-Thompson submitted the program.
  • Albion Middle School in Sandy was awarded $5,000 to transform their science classroom through technology. Teacher Mindy Timothy submitted the program.
  • Jordan High School in Sandy was awarded $5,000 to build a program that teaches students how to make their technological ideas come to life. Teacher Cameo Lutz submitted the program.
  • Sprucewood Elementary in Sandy was awarded $4,901 to build a program that teaches how to be a stand-out student through the empowerment of technology. Teacher Terri Avery submitted the program.
  • Lava Ridge Intermediate School in Santa Clara was awarded more than $3,400 to purchase Raspberry Pi computers and related supplies to teach students about computer architecture and to help them learn related computer skills. Teacher Janna Gifford submitted the project
  • Coral Cliffs Elementary in St. George was awarded more than $4,800 for supplies to develop the “Derailing a Bad Track Record for a New Generation of Literacy” program. Teacher Coryell Potter submitted the program.

About the CenturyLink Foundation

CenturyLink’s vision is to improve lives, strengthen businesses and connect communities by delivering advanced technologies and solutions with honest and personal service. CenturyLink extends this vision through the CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to contributing to endeavors that improve the well-being and overall quality of life for people throughout CenturyLink’s communities. Named after CenturyLink’s founder Clarke M. Williams, the Foundation is endowed by CenturyLink to support community initiatives that encourage our employees to use their time, talents and resources to strengthen the communities in which they live and work.

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