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ECHS receives AP arts grant

Escambia County High School is one of 18 schools that received an arts grant worth $2,500 from Alabama Power Foundation’s Power to Play program.

Eighteen other schools received a grant for its athletic programs.

The grant for ECHS will help the school increase participation in its arts programs.

“The Power to Play program’s goal has always been to empower students to participate in extracurricular activities,” said Myla Calhoun, president of the Alabama Power Foundation. “The addition of arts grants this year helped us reach more students in more programs. We are very excited to fund this diverse group of arts and athletics programs.”

All of the recipients of the Power to Play grants are public high schools with 50 percent or more of their students eligible for free or reduced-price lunches.