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Mr. Stevens Receives $500 Grant from Union County Education Foundation

Mr. Stevens receives a check from the Union County Education Foundation. Pictured are Dr. Jerry Thomas - UCEF, Kristi Williford - WUES Principal, Sylvia Newsome - UCEF, Evan Stevens, and Sabrina Hodges - UCEF.

"Wow, I am so excited for my students", is what Mr. Evan Stevens exclaimed when representatives from the Union County Education Foundation presented him with a $500 check on Thursday, November 14.  

With the money given to Western Union Elementary through the Union County Education Foundation, the music program is purchasing West African tubano drums.  

The drums will be used primarily for a special drum therapy class initiated at the shcool to assist students in our Behavior Focus classes.  

This class focuses on social skills and character traits while learning the culture and traditions of West Africa.

The drums will also be utilized in all classes and grades for lessons within our Music classes, as well as being featured in semi-annual concerts and performances.
 
The entire school will benefit from the drums given to Western Union.

Written by: Evan Stevens, WUES Music Teacher and Carrie Johnson
Posted: Nov 14, 2013 by Carrie Johnson

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