CEF awards $1500 in educational grants to Currituck teachers

By on October 25, 2019

CEF Grant Recipients Deidre Simmons (accepting for Danna Pierro), Jamie Miller, Sarah Lindsay and Shelby Hughes

The Currituck Education Foundation (CEF) board of directors has announced the winners of its annual educational grant competition. During its October session, the CEF board assessed 14 grant applications submitted by teachers throughout the Currituck County Public Schools. “The applications were put through extensive analysis and were scored according to several important criteria,” according to CEF President Cameron Lowe. “As usual, selecting the most deserving projects among so many worthy applications was not easy,” she added.

According to Lowe, the $1500.00 in grants was awarded accordingly:

$500.00 to Danna Pierro of Shawboro Elementary School for an interactive light table and various accessories that can be used to enhance literacy, math, and writing skills in fun and playful ways;

$500.00 to Sarah Lindsay and the Science Olympiad Team of Currituck County Middle School to fund five engineering, math, and science projects for an upcoming STEM competition;

$300.00 to Jamie Miller with the Exceptional Children’s Program to support unique, immersive, community based, real-life learning experiences and;

$200.00 to Shelby Hughes of Currituck Middle School to enable student participation in a subscription-based innovative digital current events and reading program. This grant was sponsored by Allison Nekervis/Sur-Pak, LLC.

The grant recipients introduced themselves and summarized the winning projects before receiving their awards during the CEF meeting Wednesday October 16, 2019 at NC Cooperative Extension Building in Barco, NC.

For more information please contact the Currituck Educational Foundation at: info@currituckeducationfoundation.org.

Dare County Animal Shelter

Sealed bids for completion of the Dare County Animal Shelter will be received on February 11, 2020, in Dare County Administration Building, 954 Marshall C. Collins Drive, Manteo, NC, for 01-Fencing, 03- Concrete, 04-Masonry, 05-Metals/ Steel, 06-Casework, 07-Roofing, 07-Caulking, 08-Glass and Glazing, 08-Doors, Frames and Hardware, 08-Overhead Doors, 09-Drywall, 09-Flooring, 09-Painting, 10- Specialties, 12- Furnishings, 21-Fire Protection, 23-Mechanical & Plumbing, 26-Electrical, 31-Sitework and 32-Landscaping.

This project will be bid and awarded in accordance with North Carolina law. Sealed proposals from Contractors will be received until 1:00 p.m. All bidders must submit for prequalification by 2:00pm on 1/24/2020. Bids submitted by non-prequalified bidders will not be considered. All bids will be opened and read aloud starting at 2:00 p.m. of the bid day. Bids must be delivered in person and on the supplied Bid Form and include a bid deposit worth 5% of the total bid value. Electronic and faxed bids will NOT be accepted or reviewed. All times are local prevailing times.

Information requests concerning the project shall be submitted in writing to: Alex Palagyi of The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company via email (alex.palagyi@whiting-turner.com)

Bidding material, prequalification material, and complete plans and specifications may be obtained from theWhiting-Turner Building Connected site and will be available until the bid due date. All subcontractors are responsible for emailing Alex Palagyi (alex.palagyi@ whiting-turner.com) for access to the Building Connected site.

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company and Dare County reserve the right to reject any and all bids, waive informalities and irregularities in bidding, and to accept bids which are considered to be in the best interest of the County. The Whiting Turner Contracting Company and Dare County also reserve the right to require any bidder to submit information needed to determine if said bidder is responsible within the meaning of N.C. Gen. Stat. 143-129.


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