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CEF Participates in Career Fair

The Columbus Education Foundation participated in the Career Fair hosted by the Columbus Chamber of Commerce on January 17, 2024. Held at Columbus High School, the career fair encouraged students to learn more about different career options after graduation. CEF board members chatted with students in 9th through 12th grade about 2 and 4-year colleges

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CEF Awards Classroom Grants to Local Teachers

The Columbus Education Foundation recently supported several local teachers via the Classroom Grant Program. Donated funds will be used to purchase classroom supplies and equipment to assist with student learning. 

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$25,000 Gift from Hancher Family

Columbus Education Foundation is thrilled to announce the receipt of a $25,000 gift from the Hancher Family, which will be used to fund scholarships for college and trade/technical schools. Dr. Tom Hancher is a founding member of CEF and his three children, Heather, Shannon, and Blake, attended Columbus Elementary, Junior High, and High School. The

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CEF Launch Party

Launch Party Raises Funds for College and Trade School Scholarships The Columbus Education Foundation Launch Party was held on July 22 at Hound Song Brewing Company in Columbus. Becca Edmiston, chair and event coordinator, successfully involved a diverse group of community members to plan and execute the fundraiser. Joe Palasota, Hound Song Brewing Co. manager,

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CEF Hosts Launch Party for Scholarships

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CEF in the Community – 2023 Magnolia Days Festival

The Columbus Education Foundation was proud to be a part of the 2023 Magnolia Days Festival on Saturday, May 20.  Several Board members manned the CEF booth to hand out information about the foundation and the different ways to support it. We enjoyed meeting so many festival guests. Jordyn Templeton, the winner of our logo

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CEF in the Community – Community Connections Day

On April 29, 2023, members of the Columbus Educational Foundation hosted a booth at Community Connections Day. Community members were invited to plant zinnia seeds to take home. With proper care, these seeds will grow and blossom, just like students in Columbus ISD! 

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Logo Design Challenge Winner Announced

In April 2022 Columbus High School students were challenged to enter the CEF Logo Contest sponsored by the Columbus Education Foundation. Out of many talented entries, Jordyn Templeton, CHS Class of 2023, won the gold medal. Jordyn credits her teacher, Mrs. Lorrie Walla, for fueling her love of graphic design. Jordyn plans to major in

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Foundation Feature: Mrs. Amy Venghaus

One of CEF’s most spirited workers is Mrs. Amy Venghaus, Scholarship Coordinator at Columbus High School. With 14 years of experience helping students acquire scholarships for college or job training upon graduation, her support and expertise are important in leading the Columbus Education Foundation to greater heights. Mrs. Venghaus’ titles include CHS Instructional Technologist, Senior

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CEF Alumni Fund

If you graduated from Columbus High School in Columbus, Texas, we ask you to consider joining other alumni by donating to the CEF Alumni Fund. The Alumni Fund generates scholarships for upcoming graduates. Every penny Alumni Fund donations go directly to scholarships! If you’ve ever received a scholarship that made a crucial and immediate difference

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