FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — A handle of Forsyth County schools received giant checks and a surprise visit from representatives with the Forsyth County Education Foundation on Friday.

Forty-two schools submitted applications for the Fri-YAY grant program and the board carefully selected 19 to be awarded funding. The money each school received will go towards a requested project to enhance the school and student body experience.

This is the 5th year that the board has made the surprise visits. Each year the total funding has grown larger through donations made by the public. Last year, the foundation was able to award 11 schools with $40,000 in grant money. Some of the projects awarded this year included reading and science programs, as well as school garden projects.

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The schools that received a grant this year are listed below:

  1. Cumming Elementary
  2. Chattahoochee Elementary
  3. Chestatee Elementary
  4. Silver City Elementary
  5. North Forsyth High School
  6. Coal Mountain Elementary
  7. Matt Elementary
  8. Kelly Mill Elementary
  9. Midway Elementary
  10. Shiloh Point Elementary
  11. Big Creek Elementary
  12. Johns Creek Elementary
  13. Daves Creek Elementary
  14. Haw Creek Elementary
  15. Lakeside Middle
  16.  Forsyth Central High 
  17.  ACE: Gateway
  18. Otwell Middle

If you or your business would like to fund a portion of the 24 remaining school requests, you can contact Hannah Samples at hsamples@forsyth.k12.ga.us or visit their website to donate for future grants.

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