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J. Warren McClure Foundation
Athens Education Foundation, Inc.
25 South Plains Road
The Plains, OH  45780-0068
Voice 740-797-4544
Fax 740-797-2486

Investing in the youth of Athens

Educational Challenges Fund

  1. The Beth Barcikowski (Mrs. B's) Science Fund was endowed with $6,400 by Dr. Robert S. Barcikowski to maintain a science laboratory at East Elementary School in memory of the beloved science teacher.
  2. The R. Kenneth Kerr Endowment was established by the Kerr Distributing Company, Inc. with a $3,000 grant to support Athens school-based programs emphasizing drug and alcohol abuse prevention.
  3. The Mary Elizabeth Lasher Journalism Award is supported by a $4,000 gift from the AHS '38 graduate to send up to five AHS journalists to the Ohio University Scripps journalism summer high school workshop.
  4. The Herbert F. McVay Endowment of $12,000 expresses the appreciation of Fullington McVay, AHS '38, for his twelve years of education in Athens schools.  Half of the interest goes into McClure scholarships.  Of the remainder, earnings from $1,500 are used to promote foundation activities and from $4,500 to enable the participation of needy students in school enrichment programs for which no tax funds are available.
  5. The Deborah Chen Russ Memorial Fund of $3,500 was created by the family and friends of the AHS 1983 class valedictorian to facilitate the participation of at least one AHS student in the annual Ohio Model United Nations Conference or another international project.
  6. The Nell Foster Schaenen Voice Award is based on a $5,000 gift from the 1938 AHS graduate to aid talented, ambitious high school level voice students to move to more professional stages of musical proficiency.  Not for regular voice lessons, it funds participation in special exercises with emphasis on language, diction, interpretation, and musical structure as needed.

2001-2010, Athens High School, Athens City Schools, J. Warren McClure Athens Education Foundation, Inc.