Bette Marschall Grant Recipients Announced

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The Bette Marschall Memorial Education Fund of The Columbus Foundation has announced the recipients of 12 grant awards totaling $3,344 to Westerville City Schools personnel for applications submitted this fall.  Recipients are:

  • Jennifer Walpole, Westerville North High School, $351 for subscriptions to Upfront, a New York Times news magazine;
  • Amanda McQuown, Wilder Elementary, $300 to purchase books for the Book Busters Club;
  • Leslie Alicea, Cherrington Elementary, $78 to purchase a special product called Sensational Sands, for autistic children;
  • Lindsey Clouston, McVay Elementary, $128 to purchase books to promote environmental awareness;
  • Catherine Monteiro and Amanda Anderson, Annehurst Elementary, $300 to purchase bilingual books for ESL students;
  • Christine Eshenbaugh, Westerville North, South and Central high schools, $300 to support the Healthy Lunch Bunch program for the special needs population;
  • Debbie Pellington, Genoa and Heritage middle schools; $257 to purchase more chess clocks to allow increased participation in noon chess games;
  • Matt Esh, Westerville South High School, $50 to purchase small medals and ribbons to honor academic performance;
  • Jeffrey Bracken, Westerville North High School, $480 to purchase seed-oil expellers to harvest oil from sunflower seeds grown at school;
  • Noelle Spreistersbach, Westerville South High School, $300 to help organize and stock a school location with products for at-risk students;
  • Katie Wirthlin, McVay Elementary, $500 to purchase supplies for special education students attending art therapy classes; and
  • Jessica Martin and Sheila Ebbrecht, Heritage Middle School and McVay Elementary, $300 to provide tools to help support students having behavioral/emotional needs.

Additional information about the Fund and how to contribute may be obtained at