Pickens County High School was awarded a $2,500 Power to Play grant from the Alabama Power Foundation on Tuesday, Mar. 13. Thomas Hargrave, PCHS band director, said the grant will be used to purchase instruments for the music education and band programs at the school.
“We have 100 students that touch an instrument everyday,” he said. The Alabama Power Foundation awarded Power to Play grants to 35 schools across the state last week. The grants are geared toward supporting high school arts and athletics programs.
In its fourth year of helping Alabama high school extracurricular programs, the foundation awarded 22 grants to athletic programs and 13 to arts programs.
“We are excited to support students across the state through our Power to Play program,” Myla Calhoun, president of the Alabama Power Foundation. “This year’s grantees represent a wide variety of programs — from band to competitive cheerleading, wrestling to fine arts. We are proud to assist Alabama students in pursuing their athletic and artistic passions.”
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