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Congratulations to the latest round of Student Opportunity grant winners. The Education Foundation is thrilled to award $19,231 to these outstanding educators and is grateful to the generous donors who make it possible!

Student Opportunities grant winners:




Project Name


Christopher  Avvampato

State College Area High School

Community Outreach: Video Production


Troy  Alesi

State College Area High School

Structure Core - 3D Scanner


Elizabeth  Maser

Park Forest Elementary School, K-5 STEM

Park Forest Elementary Robotics Club


Kelsey  Barbrow

Radio Park

Sensory Room


Samantha  Corza

State College Area High School

Broadcast Journalism


Jennifer  Tranell

Elementary Instructional Coaches

Broader Literature Access Through Storyworks and Storyworks Jr.


Nicole  Packard

Park Forest Middle School/ Art Department

6th Grade Clay Tile Mural


Ona  Feinberg


GoPro Learning Labs


Brittany  Snavely

Spring Creek Elementary/Library Department

Graphic Novels to Support Reading for All


Jennifer  Zerphy

SCASD Gifted Support

Gifted/2E Support Resources - Turing Tumble


Carissa  Walter

Easterly Parkway Elementary School

Student Closet


Rich  Schmidt

Park Forest Middle School

Carnegie Science Center Road Show


Dustin  Brackbill

Mount Nittany Elementary

MNE Reads for School-Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (SWPBIS)


Jessica  Stover

MNE/ Special Ed (autistic support Rm 212)

Sensory Station


Mary  Robert

Radio Park Elementary

March Book Madness-Celebrating and Strengthening a Community of Readers at Radio Park Elementary


Kirk  Hoover

Easterly Parkway Elementary/Health and Physical Education

Traverse Climbing Wall at Easterly Parkway Elementary School


Darla  Hart

State College High School

Human Geography -  Class Library


Jessica  Jeffries

Gray's Woods Elementary- STEM

STEAM Woodworking MakerCart- What will be build for our community?