Rose Bud High School EAST Receives Grant from Wal-Mart

   

Rose Bud High School EAST Receives Grant from Wal-Mart
8/15/2013 3:24:52 PM

Funds to help students build storage building for WISE coalition.

Rose Bud High School EAST students on the WISE (White County Invested in Substance Abuse Eradication) Coalition Team recently accepted a $2000 check from Wal-Mart to build a storage building for the coalition.

Pat Hambrick, WISE Coaltion Coordinator, was also on hand to watch the team accept their check. The coalition has been sustained by a large federal grant that is not being renewed, but they have applied for a different sustainable grant to take its place. The problem this has created is a lag period between the old and new grants, causing the coalition to cut any unnecessary overhead costs.

EAST students at Rose Bud High School decided they could help cut WISE's cost of a storage facility rental by building them their own storage building. Tyler Williams, an RBHS EAST student who specializes in ArchiCAD, is designing the building for the WISE team to construct. They applied for a grant with Wal-Mart for the materials and were very excited to find out they received it!

A site for the storage building has been secured in Searcy, and construction will begin after the holidays. WISE members include Justin, Michael, Ashton and Hannah.

 

Left-right: Scott Glascock with Wal-Mart, EAST students and WISE members Hannah, Michael, Justin, Ashton.

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