PCHS Receives Grant from Alabama Power

Andrea Ellis, Manager of the Reform/Aliceville Alabama Power business office, presents a $2,500 Power to Play grant check to Pickens County High School Band Director Thomas Hargrave on Tuesday, Mar. 13. Hargrave says the grant will be used to purchase instruments for the school’s music education and band programs. Pictured, from left, Craig Perrigin, PCHS Assistant Principal; Jamarian Cohen, student; Andrea Ellis; Thomas Hargrave; Ariana Hathorne, student; Keaysha Jones, student; SheMia Wilson, Principal; Caleb Yarbrough, student.

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.”

See complete story in the Pickens County Herald.
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