Foundation for Excellence: Kara Swindell

Kara Swindell had an amazing idea to help teach her students at the Talkington School for Young Women Leaders.  She thought it would be neat to educate her students about the body's systems and organs by having them draw their own, well, guts on T-Shirts!  Her project was called "Look at my Guts!" But she needed money to buy the extra materials, which were not in the school's budget.  Thanks to a grant from the Foundation for Excellence, many many students at the Talkington School for Young Women Leaders now proudly wear their "Look at my Guts" T-Shirts!  (And they can even tell you where the gall bladder is.)  On behalf of Kara, and other "out of the box" thinking teachers like her, we say a special 'thank you' to all the companies who participated in the Foundation for Excellence's Golf Tounament on Monday, May 17th at Hillcrest Country Club. And an especially BIG 'thank you' to these sponsors who made it all possible:


  • Don Crawford/Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Durham
  • Southwest Coca Cola
  • Sodexo
  • Physicians Network Services/UMC
  • Prologic


  • Voyager Learning
  • Benchmark Communications