PHOTO CAPTION-LEFT TO RIGHT:   Kerri Stuart, Honesdale High School English teacher, accepts the check from Paul Edwards, Villaume Foundation Board Member.

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For Immediate Release

Kerri Stuart receives the Helen Villaume Education Enrichment Grant

Honesdale, PA - The Board of The John and Helen Villaume Foundation has announced the selection of the recipient of the 2019 Helen Villaume Education Enrichment Grant Award.

Ms. Kerri Stuart, a Honesdale High School English teacher, received an award of $3,775.00 from Villaume Foundation board member, Paul Edwards. Ms. Stuart will use this grant for “Blowing the Dust Off of the British Literature Classics”. Ms. Stuart will journey from London to Canterbury and share her experiences with her students by taking them on a “virtual field trip” to the lands of Chaucer and Shakespeare; they will experience the road to Canterbury from the perspective of a medieval pilgrim and see the Shrine of Saint Thomas a’ Becket, as well as Shakespeare’s home and where he attended grammar school.

The John and Helen Villaume Foundation established grants to provide Wayne County teachers with a unique opportunity to enhance, expand or experiment in their areas of certification, thereby enriching and improving the achievement of their students.

The John and Helen Villaume Foundation, established by Honesdale natives John and Helen Villaume, is dedicated to benefit charitable, religious, scientific, literary and educational programs within Wayne County. Since its inception, the Foundation has made awards totaling over $1,500,000.00 with Wayne Bank managing the account in the Wealth Management and Trust Services Division of Wayne Bank.

Additional information about the Foundation and grant applications may be obtained from: The John and Helen Villaume Foundation, c/o Wayne Bank Wealth Management and Trust Services Division, 717 Main Street, Honesdale, PA 18431, or by phone: 570-253-8507 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PHOTO CAPTION-LEFT TO RIGHT: Kerri Stuart, Honesdale High School English teacher, accepts the check from Paul Edwards, Villaume Foundation Board Member.

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