Georgia United Credit Union Foundation recently announced the award recipients of its sixth Annual School Crashers program.
A total of 10 schools around the state will be awarded facility improvements this summer. Toney Elementary School in Decatur was selected as the program’s top recipient.
Located at 2701 Oakland Terrace, Toney Elementary School is a Title 1 school that has educated generations of children in the surrounding community since 1952. Dr. Karen Dukes, special education teacher, nominated the school for a facility makeover.
In addition to the top award, five schools will receive smaller facility improvements, known ad “mini-crashes,” and four more schools will receive Mohawk carpet grants.
Congratulations to all 10 recipients of the 2019 School Crashers program:
- Toney Elementary School in Decatur, with 350 students, won improvements to multiple areas, including the courtyard classroom.
- Camp Creek Elementary School in Lilburn, with 1,000 students, won improvements to its special needs playground.
- Eton Elementary School in Chatsworth, with 600 students, won improvements to its playground.
- Cousins Middle School in Covington, with 800 students, won improvements to its music room.
- East Laurens Elementary School in Dublin, with 600 students, won improvements to its media center
- Carver Middle School in Monroe, with 850 students, won improvements to its media center
- Stone Mountain Elementary School in Stone Mountain, with 550 students, won a Mohawk carpet grant.
- Cohutta Elementary School in Cohutta, with 300 students, won a Mohawk carpet grant.
- Beaverdale Elementary School in Dalton, with 350 students, won a Mohawk carpet grant.
- Briar Vista Elementary School in Atlanta, with 400 students, won a Mohawk carpet grant.
In the spring, Georgia United Foundation opened its School Crashers program nominations to all accredited K-12 schools in Georgia. Interested schools were asked to include a photograph along with a 250-word statement explaining why their school should receive a makeover. Since its inception, the School Crashers program has provided 33 school makeovers totaling more than $1 million in improvements over the last five years.