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Duke Energy Foundation has awarded grants to all six elementary schools in Laurens County School District 55.

The six (6) elementary schools will receive $700 each to spend on necessary or supplementary school supplies to support students (a total grant of $4,200 to LCSD 55 schools). Duke Energy will invest nearly $200,000 in 43 South Carolina school districts (those with a high free and reduced-lunch population).

Across South Carolina, we know that many students don’t begin the school year with the school supplies they need to be successful,” said Amanda Dow, philanthropy manager for Duke Energy in South Carolina. “These funds are intended to help lighten the burden that is often placed on the schools and sometimes the individual teachers to provide the basic school supplies like pens, paper and crayons for these students so they can have a fair chance at academic success.”

LCSD 55 elementary schools plan to use this money for additional resources for students throughout the school year.

We’re glad to have this support from the Duke Energy Foundation. It will help our students feel secure in the knowledge that they have all the tools necessary to be successful,” said LCSD 55 Superintendent, Dr. Stephen G. Peters. “Duke Energy’s investments in the work of our students, teachers, and schools are appreciated as we start the school year determined to empower and inspire all to be educated and informed.”