ConVal Regional High School Engineering Teacher Karen Fabianski of Troy, NH, was awarded the Daughters of the American Revolution Helen Pouch Memorial Fund Classroom Grant by DAR Member Nancy Rose Redling.
Sponsored by the Mary Varnum Platts-Peterborough Chapter NSDAR, Fabianski was one of fifty-one awards given nationally to classroom teachers for a proposed classroom project. Fabianski’s project was to purchase a large screen TV monitor for better resolution of images used in instruction.
Redling presented Fabianski with a certificate and a check for $500 to be used toward the project.
The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, founded in 1890, is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America’s future through better education for children. The National Junior Membership committee was created in 1937 with the purpose to train younger DAR members and help them to gain leadership experience to carry out the work of the National Society. The Helen Pouch Memorial Fund was created in 1938 with the primary goal to support education. Since its inception, the fund has awarded annual scholarships and supported educational projects at the DAR schools. In an effort to expand the impact of the Helen Pouch Memorial Fund, the committee has established the classroom grant project with the goal of awarding a $500 classroom grant to one classroom in each state, totaling $25,000 in grant awards each year.
Applicants for the Helen Pouch Memorial Fund Classroom Grants must be classroom teachers for grades kindergarten through 12th grade and sponsored by a local DAR chapter. Proposed projects must directly benefit students in the classroom. Funds may be used for supplies and educational programs but the applicant must detail how these items will help to further the educational goals of the DAR.