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Matt Whitley, Southern Bank senior vice president and Wilson city executive, partners with the Wilson Education Partnership to provide additional teacher mini-grants. For the second year in a row, Whitley has reached out to the WEP's executive director, Robin Williams, about opportunities to help. This year the bank provided funding for two grants. Denise Taylor, a first-year teacher at Vick Elementary, was awarded $180 to fund her Think Tank Exposure project. Also, Lee Woodard Elementary's Jennifer Froning was awarded $565 to fund her Manipulating Math project. To learn more about donation opportunities, contact Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org.