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Grants Awarded to Crockett Schools
Houston County Courier - November 2008
On Thursday, Nov. 13, Crockett High School Principal Mark Giles and Crockett Junior High Principal Stephen Tuggle each received a $500 grant from the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance program to support the schools' math and science programs.
Prewitt Petroleum Products, Inc. representative Greg Russell and manager and distributor, Steve Seehar of SNS Express #1 and SNS Express #2 on Loop 304 east, presented the checks to the two administrators.
The grants were made possible by funding from the Exxon Mobil Corporation reported Russell, while both he and Seehar worked with school officials to secure the grant, one of 4,000 available to schools across the country served by Exxon or Mobil stations.
The ExxonMobil Educational Alliance program is designed to provide Exxon and Mobil retailers with an opportunity to invest in the future of their communities through educational grants to neighborhood schools.
ExxonMobil believes that, as members of the community, local retailers are best qualified to work with local educators to help identify schools and programs most in need of support.
Funds should be directed toward math or science. Some ideas on types of programs include films, speakers or field trips to science centers; student volunteer programs; scholarships or awards to encourage academic or leadership excellence in math or science; science fairs, parent/student events; educational tools, such as computers, math or science books, calculators, software geared toward math or science.
"Crockett Junior High School and Crockett High School are working hard to improve scores in math and science," said Giles.
"As educators we are proud to accept this grant to help young people of the community," said Tuggle.
Both principals said they would use the funds to purchase a presentation device called an Elmo, which provides instructors and students with the opportunity to project nearly anything smaller than a breadbox onto the screen.