Elbridge Gale Elementary School fourth-grade writing teacher Toni Koy recently was notified that her grant proposal titled “Razzle, Dazzle, Sparkle, Pizzazz,” was chosen by Creative Communication to be funded due to its creativity and innovation. The foundation of the grant is to motivate student writers through increasing their self-esteem and confidence. Students will be given the opportunity to receive gems and embellishments through meeting their individual writing goals in the areas of planning, drafting, editing and publishing. Students will use these earned gems to creatively embellish their individual writing pieces. Koy earned the right to apply for one of these prestigious grants last year, when she had 65 of her students’ individual poems published in the book A Celebration of Young Poets Poetry Anthology, sponsored by Creative Communication.