Wishes Granted: Millington Education Foundation pours back into Millington Municipal Schools

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Millington Mayor Terry Jones receives a hug from friend and Millington Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Terry Roland after Roland recognized the late Mary Jones with a new scholarship in her honor.


By Thomas Sellers Jr.

Dozens of the 318 Millington Municipal Schools District employees were invited to the Millington Performing Arts Central by the Millington Education Foundation last Wednesday afternoon. 

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The MEF was going to award grant money to the three MMSD of Millington Central Middle High School, Millington Intermediate School and Millington Primary School. Over the past two years fundraising efforts have been limited because of the global pandemic but the MEF with help from the Millington Area Chamber of Commerce came prepared to present three checks totaling $16,287. 

The first presentation of the evening called Millington Mayor Terry Jones to the center of the room. Alongside MEF Board member Cary Vaughn and Chamber Executive Director Terry Roland, Jones was a part of the announcement of a special scholarship in the name of his late wife Mary Jones. 

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Jones was a longtime employee of Millington schools and was a champion for educating the youth. The $500 check was added to the pot for MEF. 

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The largest amount in 2021 was received by MIS with $9,473 going to the Principal Tricia Speight’s staff that applied. MPS led by Principal Christina Wilkerson took home $5,314. Principal Michael Perry’s team at MCMHS was rewarded $1,500. 

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Since 2014 the MEF has given away $128,617. The Board of Cary Vaughn, Mark Healy, Karroll Warberg, Karla Hornsby, Beth Hearn, Rebecca Fears, Chuck Hurt Jr., LeAnna Dagen, Randy Hart, Jeremy Tincher, Mark Neal, Thomas Sellers Jr. and Rosie Crawford shined the spotlight on the teachers of the three schools. 

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