FHS gets grant for aquaculture

Published 1:13 am Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Florala High School’s successful aquaculture program will benefit from a $16,000 state Community Services Grant announced today by Speaker of the House Seth Hammett and state Sen. Jimmy Holley. The money will help the school purchase and install equipment for the program’s teaching facility and to purchase a wind turbine to produce electricity for the building.

“Florala’s aquaculture program is an outstanding example of a school that contributes to the local community,” said Hammett. “The program’s hands-on experience pays off for students once they graduate and local residents benefit now by receiving fish raised through the program. This grant will help ensure the program has the tools it needs to help students and the community.”

“Florala High School has done an excellent job of developing a curriculum that serves both its students and the community,” Holley said. “These Community Services Grants are aimed at helping schools but, like with Florala High School, they often benefit the local residents as well.”

Principal Donny Powell thanked Hammett and Holley for their support of the program. “Our goal is for Florala High School to be the best in their district,” said Powell. “We appreciate their helping us achieve our goal.”