GREAT FALLS- The Great Falls Public Schools Foundation announced the recipients of this year’s Discovery Grants.

This year, the foundation awarded grants to 33 teachers amounting to more than $93,000.

They highlighted Mountain View Elementary School for the “21st Century Transformation” grant.

“My favorite part would have to be how hard the PTA and all the teachers are working to get this for the students in the community,” said sixth-grade student Paige Mackenstadt.

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Five of the school’s teachers came together to submit a grant application to the foundation.

The school was awarded $15,000 to transform its library into a modern media center.

“I think it is just really great to have the students come into the library and they are really excited to be here. The whole atmosphere to me just feels a lot more relaxed and the kids are able to learn a lot easier,” said librarian Jennifer Crisman.

The PTA and leadership team also provided additional funding for the project.

The media center was finished for students to enjoy at the beginning of the school year.

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