St. Anthony school receives large grant

$100,000 from Atherton Family Foundation to go to classrooms, labs

The Maui News

A $100,000 Atherton Family Foundation grant has been awarded to St. Anthony Junior-Senior High School to revitalize its high school classrooms and science labs, the school announced.

The money will be used to provide state-of-the-art interactive projectors, classroom air conditioners and new desks and chairs for high school students and teachers.

Charlene Schulenburg, a 1979 St. Anthony graduate and a member of the school’s board, wrote and submitted a grant application to the foundation for the project.

“This is a big deal,” she said. “I am very proud of St. Anthony and pleased with the growing support from the community for our school that has produced a Who’s-Who with some of Maui’s finest civic and business leaders.”

Last summer, a refurbishing project led to the inaugural opening of St. Anthony’s Middle School for the 6th through 8th grades. And, in November, the school opened the doors to a new St. Anthony School Communication and Media Lab. It promises to elevate student skills in digital TV production, filmmaking, documentaries, storytelling and writing, journalism, acting and social media.

At St. Anthony’s annual dinner auction fundraiser in November, attendees donated more than $10,000 to a “Fund a Classroom” project. There was enough money to pay for 20 student desks and chairs, a teacher lectern, a high-tech projector and a white board, school officials said.

New students are being accepted. The first day of classes for the 2017-18 school year is Aug. 1. Prospective students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

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