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FCS Drama awarded Utrust grant

Fayetteville City Schools has been awarded a $4,000 Utrust mini-grant. 

The grant was made in honor Pam Bryson, a Fayetteville City school board member, who became a trustee on the Utrust Board last July.  Utrust invited Bryson to choose how she wished to use the grant to benefit her school system. She chose to use the grant to help the Drama Club at Fayetteville High School.

“It is a true honor to be selected by Mrs. Bryson to receive this grant,” said Fayetteville City Schools’ Drama Director Tim Hobbs. “It will help us in a major way to build our program. It will enable us to purchase equipment that we desperately need for future productions. We want to provide theatre education for students beginning at the elementary level and continuing through high school.”

“We’re grateful to Utrust and especially to Pam Bryson for providing these funds to strengthen our programs and increase opportunities for our students,” said Eric Jones, director of schools. “We’re pleased to be a member of Utrust and to participate in the Utrust Appreciation Program. We’re proud to have a member of the Fayetteville City School Board serving as a trustee governing that organization.”

“I’m honored to serve on the Utrust Board of Trustees representing Middle Tennessee,” said Bryson. “Utrust is a great organization dedicated to helping make schools better places to work and learn.  I deeply appreciate having the opportunity to support our schools with this grant.”

Utrust Administrator, Dr. Dan Tollett, said, “Pam Bryson has quickly proven to be a tremendous addition the Utrust Board.  She has helped to implement and oversee some excellent programs which have made a significant difference in schools across Tennessee.  We are delighted to fund this grant to support a worthy cause as a token of our appreciation for her service.”

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.

Pam Bryson presenting check to Tim Hobbs

Pam Bryson, a member of the Fayetteville City School Board and the Utrust Board of Trustees, presents a $4,000 Utrust mini-grant to Tim Hobbs, drama director for Fayetteville City Schools. Grant funds will be used to help purchase equipment for future productions. The check presentation was made just prior to “A Night of Blackbox Theatre” which featured students and staff from across the system.