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Fayetteville High School Receives $4700 Utrust Grant for Studio Upgrades!

Dr. Dan Tollett and Dr. Janine Wilson Fayetteville High School has received a $4700 mini-grant from Utrust to upgrade the recording studio at the school. Utrust Grant Funds were utilized two years ago to create a recording studio at the school to allow students to write, perform and record their own music.


According to Rujena Dotson, Fayetteville City Schools Director of Federal Programs, who applied for the Utrust grant, “these additional funds will be utilized to take the program to the next level. Students will be given access during music class and before and after school to lay down their own tracks and mix them with the software to create their own musical masterpiece. The equipment and software is comparable to what is used in the industry and thus gives students who wish to pursue a career in any aspect of the music industry to have experience and base knowledge.”


Fayetteville Superintendent Dr. Janine Wilson said, “We are grateful to Utrust for providing funds for projects that will allow us to offer our students something that few, if any other schools in our state offer their students.  We didn’t have money in our budget for this project so we’re particularly pleased to find funds to allow us to do this for our students.”


Dr. Dan Tollett, Utrust Administrator said, “Utrust seeks to fund small projects that will make a big difference in schools. This project will make a big difference to students at Fayetteville High School. This is exactly the kind of project we like to fund.  It is unusually creative and will especially enrichen the lives of students who take advantage of the opportunity this project makes available to them. 


Utrust is an organization that assists school systems in Tennessee with unemployment issues and in recognizing, supporting and appreciating school employees. It sponsors the Utrust Appreciation Program, a student leadership program that seeks to help students recognize and express appreciation to people who make their lives better each day.


Fayetteville City School System is one of 51 school systems in Tennessee that have received Utrust mini-grants this month totaling more than $1 million to improve educational opportunities for students.


Published April 30, 2019