Boat Builder's Foundation supports high school rigor
Dare County Boat Builder's Foundation Establishes New Program
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This year, to further its support of rigor in schools, the Dare County Boat Builder's Foundation announced a five-year renewable $5,000 a year gift for each of the county's three high schools - Cape Hatteras Secondary School of Coastal Studies, First Flight High School, and Manteo High School. Here, John Bayliss of the Boat Builder's Foundation, presents check to the principals of each Dare County high school - from left, Manteo High School Principal John Luciano, Cape Hatteras Secondary School Principal Beth Rooks, John Bayliss, and First Flight High School Principal Arty Tillett. The Boat Builders Foundation is funded completely through gifts and the Carolina Boat Builder's Billfish Tournament, hosted by the Pirates Cove Big Game Tournaments and Marina. The registration and sponsorships are open for the 11th annual tournament - just around the corner - July 24th through July 27th. 

The Dare County Boat Builder's Foundation has a mission to develop, encourage and promote public awareness of the historical and cultural heritage of boat building in Dare County and to support educational opportunities for students. And boy does it ever support students - it recently awarded $62,500 to graduating 2014 seniors in scholarships. It continues its support by offering further scholarships to students after they are in school, including graduate school. 

This year, the Foundation announced a five-year renewable $5,000 a year gift for each of the county's three high schools - Cape Hatteras Secondary School of Coastal Studies, First Flight High School, and Manteo High School. There is no stipulation on how the funds are to be used, except to increase rigor and support students. 

Research suggests that increased rigor in curriculum and opportunities will enhance a students’ capability of maintaining success beyond high school.  This program involves teachers, students and parents in partnership to provide the positive change necessary to become college and career ready.  Possibilities include supporting AP/college rigor training for teachers; lunch and learn training sessions to prepare students for getting accepted into and staying in their college of choice; parent workshops; field trips to colleges; academic activities such as ROV, Odyssey of the Mind, global partnerships, and science fairs; and summer AP and college honors prep classes.

The Dare County Boat Builder’s Foundation is funded completely through gifts and their annual Carolina Boat Builder’s Billfish Tournament, held at Pirate’s Cove Marina. Since 2007, the foundation is a stand alone 501-C3 non-profit association, supported by local and national businesses and individuals who believe that everyone should have the chance to further their education beyond high school. Each year, the foundation awards financial aide and assistance to those who apply and qualify.  The registration is open for the 11th annual tournament - just around the corner - July 24th through July 27th. Sponsorships are available. For registration and more information, visit http://dcbbf.org.