June 30, 2013

Rotary Club funds school projects


---- — PLATTSBURGH — The Plattsburgh Rotary Club has given away a total of $3,000 to six projects or programs at local schools this year.

At Saranac High School, the Students Against Destructive Decisions group was awarded $500 to fund their after-prom party and purchase T-shirts and posters that promote their message to make good choices.

Chazy Central Rural School received a grant of $500 to help fund the Harvard Model United Nations students’ trip to Boston for conference.

Seton Catholic Central was given a grant of $500 to fund the purchase of snowshoes that will be used through the Outdoor Experience Club.

Peru Central School was awarded a grant of $500 to create herb gardens in each of the four school buildings. The gardens were planted and maintained by classes at the school and used by the cafeteria in many of the recipes.

Plattsburgh High School received $500 in support of their after-prom party. Plattsburgh High School received a second grant to support a field trip for the Physics Class to go to the Great Escape in Lake George to complete lab work, investigating topics such as kinematics, energy and momentum.

“This is the second year we have provided the School Grant Program,” Peter Ensel, co-chair for the committee, said in a news release.

“Knowing funding for many school programs is diminishing, we are delighted to help all of these outstanding initiatives that promote good health and safety.”

Requests from districts are submitted on an annual basis and must be approved by the superintendent of each school.

Individuals interested in becoming a member of the Plattsburgh Rotary Club can contact any Rotarian or visit the club’s website online at