Over $23,000 in grants awarded to teachers by JCF students

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – The Josephine County Foundation, or JCF, a student run non-profit, has supplied a total of 19 grants to teachers. They total more than $23,000.

Students helped raise several thousand dollars to pair with grants from foundations.

Grants Pass High School student Avery Duewel and Elle Jones, from North Valley High School, helped present the grants at Friday, Oct. 8 Student Enrichment Banquet at Taprock Restaurant in Grants Pass.

The money is headed to teachers in Josephine County and Rogue River area schools.

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Shellye Leggett is an anchor and producer for NBC5 News. You can also catch her anchoring on KMVU FOX26. She comes to the Rogue Valley from Albuquerque, New Mexico where she was a nightside reporter and fill-in weekend anchor for KOAT Action 7 News for 3 years. She has also reported in Colorado Springs, Colorado, South Bend, Indiana and Bozeman, Montana. Shellye was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. She graduated from North Park University in Chicago, Illinois with a B.A. in Communication Studies. She then earned a Master's degree in Broadcast Journalism from DePaul University in Chicago. In her free time, she loves to hang out with her husband who's in the Navy, her cat “Tootsie,” watch scary movies with friends and spend time with her extended family who live all over the West Coast. Shellye is excited to explore Southern Oregon and North California and tell your stories.
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