FY21 Budget Request Includes Full Funding for SHEP

first_imgU.S. Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, U.S. Representative Buddy Carter and the Georgia Ports Authority have applauded President Trump’s budget request for Fiscal Year 2021, which includes full capability funding to keep the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) on track.The Administration’s Fiscal Year 2021 Budget recommends $93.6 million to continue work to deepen the Port of Savannah.This is the fourth year in a row SHEP will receive full federal funding from the Trump Administration, pending Congressional passage of the annual appropriations bill.“President Trump continues to make Georgia’s infrastructure projects a top priority by requesting full funding for SHEP for the fourth consecutive year,” said Senator Perdue.“Finally, after 20 years of attempts to deepen the port five feet to accommodate the larger Post Panamax ships, the Trump Administration has SHEP on track for completion. The Port of Savannah is the third largest and fastest growing port in the entire country, and it consistently shatters records for container cargo moved. Once completed, SHEP will contribute $282 million to our economy each year. This is huge news for Georgia and will give our country a competitive edge across the world.”BackgroundIn December 2017, the entire Georgia Congressional delegation called on the administration to include critical funding for SHEP in the president’s fiscal year 2019 budget request;In June 2018, Perdue, Carter, and former U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA) secured full federal funding for SHEP for the first time at the federal level;In 2018, the Savannah Morning News editorial board praised Perdue, Isakson and Carter for their roles in achieving full federal funding for the first time;In November 2018, Perdue and Isakson sent a letter to Trump Administration officials requesting that full funding for SHEP be included in the president’s FY20 budget;In November 2018, Perdue, Isakson, and Carter secured additional federal funding to keep SHEP on track in 2019;In March 2019, Perdue, Isakson, and Carter secured full capability funding to keep SHEP on track in 2020.last_img read more

Madigrals, soloists get ‘excellent’ ratings; class raises funds for cancer; Kindergarteners collect trash bags

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington music department has an “excellent” weekend, the Senior Leadership team raises money for cancer research, and Lincoln Elementary kindergarteners collect more than 1,000 sacks of trash.If you have school news, send it your way at [email protected] High School Madrigal singers.Musicians get “excellent” ratingsIt’s been a good year in the Wellington High School Music Department.Choir instructor Krystal Nelson’s Madigrals went to the Kansas State High School Activities Association Class 4A State Music Festival at Andover on Saturday. The Madigrals received a rating of II or “excellent.”WHS band instructor David Brody brought two students on the instrumental side. WHS students Matt Hughes and Shayna Templeton both received an “excellent” ratings as well. Hughes had a baritone solo and Templeton had a trumpet solo.To qualify for state they had to earn “superior” ratings at the regional festival held two weeks ago.Matt Hughes and Shayna Templeton.•••••Leadership winnersWellington High School Leadership students under Karla Defore, hosted a teacher vs. student basketball game on Wednesday, April 24, wrapping up several days of cancer awareness.DeAnne Heersche of the ClearWater Service Center approached the leadership students about raising funds for cancer research.  DeAnne and her husband Dan lost their daughter to a rare form of leukemia last October.  If enough money is raised the money will be donated to research this form of cancer.Regardless, the money will go toward cancer research.Students paid $1 to attend the basketball game.  Two five-minute halves were played, with a five minute halftime.Wellington High School boys, Andrew Linnebur, Austin Lloyd, and Connor Burden officiated.  WHS senior boys, Noah Wolff, Tonner Finch, Lauren Farley, Devin McCue, Alex Weiss and Logan Woodbridge were the half-time entertainment and the cheerleaders.  The Leadership “Stud”ents prevailed with a 14-3 victory over the teachers, but it could be said that the officiating and score-keeping influenced the outcome.The students had a great time watching the Harlem Globetrotters-style event while raising $590 for cancer research.Leadership greet the teams in Teachers vs. Students.Some ugly cheerleaders at the cancer research fundraiser.•••••Kindergarteners collect 1,400 bags of trashLincoln Elementary Kindergarten Deanna Stambaugh teacher offered her young class a challenge:“On April 18th, I challenged my class to collect recycled bags,” Stambaugh said. “The class collection was to help us count numerals greater than 100.  We kept a running count daily. I was hoping to get 1,000 sacks by April 30th.“We got 1,000 sacks in four days!”Stambaugh’s friend, Ms. Connie Frederking — another teacher at Lincoln — has a food bank at her church in Wichita that is donating the bags to pack food for the needy.“I figured this great project would not only fill our heads but fill our hearts as well,” Stambaugh said.The class created a “Bag Guy” outside of the kindergarten classroom.Lincoln Elementary Kindergartener bag guy.last_img read more