State senator visits Gray Stone Day School

Published 9:41 am Thursday, November 9, 2023

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Gray Stone Day School welcomed State Sen. Carl Ford (R-Rowan) on Nov. 3.

Ford helped obtain funding from the North Carolina Outdoor Heritage Advisory Council “Go Outside Grant” used to create a multi-purpose outdoor garden and greenhouse.
This funding gives students the opportunity to learn more about the environment of the area, recycling components and research soil composition. The project was designed by Heather Ferguson’s Advanced Placement Earth Environmental Science class.

“We are so appreciative of Sen. Ford taking time to visit our campus. His diligent efforts to secure these grant funds provide our students the opportunities to not only explore the great outdoors but solve real-world problems and learn by doing,” said Helen Nance, chief administrative officer. “We are grateful for his support in furthering our mission to engage students in highly challenging courses requiring them to work diligently in and out of the classroom.”

A native of Rowan County, Ford was elected in 2012 and is serving his third term in the North Carolina Senate.