Mini grants awarded

STEWARDSON — The Stewardson-Strasburg Education Foundation has awarded $250 mini grants to Sara Long, high school English and American literature teacher, and Penny Hess, art teacher.

A multilevel teacher grant was awarded to Leslie Richter, kindergarten teacher and Jennifer Barker, high school agricultural sciences teacher.

Long’s project was to attend the presentation of “The Crucible,” performed by the National Players at the University of Illinois at Springfield. The grant will cover ticket costs for students.

Hess’ project, “Turn Up the Heat,” will be used to upgrade the art room by purchasing kiln furniture such as shelves and supports needed to fire pottery created by a class of up to 35 students.