The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore (CFES) honored Maryland Lower Shore schools and educators with $55,631 in grants through the Foundation’s 2014 Education Award Grants Program. Education Awards are made annually in conjunction with National Education Week through a competitive process to public and private schools on the lower Eastern Shore of Maryland. Grants are made to those schools developing innovative programs to be particularly beneficial to their students and communities. Above, one school from each county — Wicomico, Worcester and Somerset — received the 2014 Mary Gay Calcott Award of Excellence for their innovative grant programs. The three schools recognized for their program creativity and curriculum ingenuity were Wicomico County’s Parkside High School CTE, Somerset County Public Schools and Ocean City Elementary in Worcester County. In addition to the Calcott Award, each school received $1,000 from the Foundation’s Mary Gay Calcott Memorial Fund.