$447K: Petal Education Foundation supports scholarships, grants for district teachers

By HASKEL BURNS,

In her role as executive director of the Petal Education Foundation, Leahne Lightsey often has the opportunity to play Santa Claus, as evidenced by the $447,000 in scholarship awards gifted since the organization’s inception in 1987 and the $69,900 awarded in teacher Mini-Grants since 2005.






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