Hampton Education Foundation raises an additional $4,000 for Mike Canty scholarship
Thanks to an end-of-the-year fundraising campaign, the Hampton Education Foundation raised an additional $4,000 for the Michael Canty Memorial Scholarship.
The Michael Canty Memorial Scholarship was established in 2011 in memory of Dr. Michael Canty, known to most as just “Mike.” According to the Hampton Education Foundation, many words have been used to describe Mike – loving, devoted family man, good friend, educator, public servant, and all around nice guy. Mike passed away in October 2010 after a battle with lymphoma.
Mike had an extensive background in education and was passionate about children and youth, and in particular, the underserved, “at risk” youth in the City of Hampton. He touched many lives during his time in Hampton, working at the Virginia School for the Deaf, Blind and Multi-Disabled, as principal of Hampton High School, as the director of InSync Partnerships, and finally as the City of Hampton’s Neighborhood Offices Service Manager.
Mike had a special place in his heart for those who have to struggle a bit more than most, but who nevertheless, find success. His heart was with those who seize opportunities when they present themselves, and despite obstacles, keep focused on their goals.
The $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a Hampton City School high school student who embodies the values that Mike cherished.
The Hampton Education Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) organization that supports Hampton City Schools. In addition to funding the Canty Scholarship, the HEF has granted more than $236,000 in teacher classroom grants since 2005. More information on HEF can be found here: http://www.hampton.k12.va.us/community/hef.php
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