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Several of Hardin County Schools’ middle schools received money from Dow Corning to use for technology.
Dow Corning reached out to HCS to offer funding for programs that dealt with science, technology, engineering or math, known as STEM, said John Wright, HCS community relations director. Middle school officials filled out grant applications detailing what they would use the money for, and Dow Corning handed out almost $13,000 to four schools, according to an HCS news release.
North Middle School will receive $4,900 for graphing calculators. J.T. Alton will purchase Wii Fitness stations to use in P.E. classes with $3,336 and Bluegrass Middle School will use $2,388 for wireless Internet access points in the building.
West Hardin Middle School will receive $2,000 to purchase iPads. They will use the money to add five more tablets to the 55 they already have, which they bought with a state grant, Wright said. They keep the iPads on a cart and use them as mobile computer labs.
Brian Craig, Elizabethtown plant manager for Dow Corning, said in the news release that STEM programs are important to the company.
“They foster interest in technical careers by our students,” Craig said. “Our company needs technical professionals like engineers and chemists. We find it mutually beneficial to employ individuals from our local communities.”
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