Thank you to the Macon Gem and Mineral Society of Franklin, NC for supporting our teachers! Ms. Carlson (MVI) and Mr. Byrne (MEC) both received generous scholarships to purchase materials and take students on field trips to learn more about our native rocks and minerals. This support allows teachers to engage students in hands-on activities and experiences in our community! For more information about this organization, please go to, and thank you so much for your support!