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Calhoun, GA - Fairmount Elementary School is thrilled to announce its receipt of a substantial $10,000 grant from Project Lead the Way (PLTW), which was made possible by local generous sponsor, J.M. Huber Corporation. The grant will enable Fairmount Elementary to further enhance its commitment to S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture and Mathematics) education and provide students with invaluable hands-on learning experiences.

Project Lead the Way is a nationally recognized, non-profit organization that provides transformative learning experiences in S.T.E.A.M. fields to K-12 students and teachers across the United States. Fairmount Elementary’s dedication to fostering innovative and engaging educational opportunities aligns perfectly with PLTW's mission.

This $10,000 grant from the J.M. Huber Corporation will have a profound impact on Fairmount Elementary's ability to expand its PLTW offerings. The funds will be directed towards the purchase of cutting-edge S.T.E.A.M. equipment, training for teachers, and the development of engaging PLTW curriculum modules. These resources will empower students to explore S.T.E.A.M. concepts in depth, encouraging critical thinking, problem-solving, and collaboration.

Fairmount Elementary is deeply grateful to the J.M. Huber Corporation for their generous support of education in the local community. Their commitment to advancing educational opportunities reflects a shared vision of preparing FES students for a bright and promising future in a rapidly evolving world.

"We are excited and honored to receive this grant from the J.M. Huber Corporation," said Rebecca Champion, Principal of Fairmount Elementary School. "This investment in S.T.E.A.M. education will undoubtedly inspire and empower our students, helping them to develop the skills and knowledge they need to thrive in the 21st century."

The grant was officially awarded to Fairmount Elementary School on Friday, September 15th. The event saw the presence of distinguished representatives from the J.M. Huber Corporation, alongside esteemed school administrators and teachers. Huber Corporation was represented by Jeff Smith, Plant Manager; Jenna King, HR Business Partner; Derek Blankenship, Mill Operator, and Mark Holt, Production Manager. On behalf of Fairmount Elementary, attendees included Principal Rebecca Champion, Assistant Principal Michael Farley, Instructional Lead Teacher Tracey Clark, and educators Shanae Reynolds and Dana Ryal.

Fairmount Elementary School looks forward to sharing the progress and outcomes of this grant as it continues to enhance S.T.E.A.M. education opportunities for its students.

Pictured (from Left to Right): Dana Ryal, Tracey Clark, Shanae Reynolds, and Derek Blankenship 

Pictured (from Left to Right): Jeff Smith, Plant Manager; Jenna King, HR Business Partner; Derek Blankenship, Mill Operator, and Mark Holt, Production Manager at J.M. Huber Corporation


About Gordon County Schools
Gordon County Schools system serves approximately 6,500 students in schools across the county including six elementary schools, two middle schools, and two high schools. The mission of the Gordon County School system is to build a collaborative culture that engages all students and staff in learning experiences leading to growth, empowerment, and transformation. 

Contact at Gordon County Schools:
Kendra Pannell
Communications Coordinator
Email: kpannell@gcbe.org
Phone: (706) 629-7366 ext. 8151 
Website: www.gcbe.org