Tri-Arrows and Logan Aluminum donate $40,000 for Project Lead The Way
By Madison Rose, Logan County Schools


Posted on February 9, 2021 11:01 AM



 

Logan County Schools are excited to announce that our district has received a generous donation $40,000 from Logan Aluminum and Tri-Arrows Aluminum. This donation will support funding for Project Lead the Way (PLTW), an activity-, project-, and problem-based learning program used at our elementary schools. PLTW is a nonprofit program that encourages students to be creative, innovative, and excited about learning.

“Logan Aluminum’s and Tri-Arrows’ ability to sponsor [Project Lead the Way] and help provide supplies for children in classrooms is part of our continuing commitment to the symbiotic relationship with our local schools,” said David Fusting, Human Resources Manager for Logan Aluminum.

PLTW provides STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) project kits that allow students to practice problem-solving and critical thinking skills through hands-on learning. Project kits in the past have included bridge building, boat buoyancy experiments, and robot coding.

““PLTW has a long history of successfully engaging students in relevant and engaging ways,” said Paul M. Mullins, Superintendent Logan County Schools. “LCS is proud to offer PLTW to our students to engage them at the earliest ages in math and science and prepare them for future success. Our students are getting early opportunities to explore, develop a passion for, and gain confidence in STEM subjects. Whether designing a car safety belt or building digital animations based on their own short stories, students will engage in critical and creative thinking, build teamwork skills, and grow as problem solvers.”

“Programs like this nurture and encourage the next generation of technical people necessary not only for Logan Aluminum, but for the community,” said Rich Annis, Manager of Project Engineering at Tri-Arrows Aluminum.

The Logan County School District is extremely grateful for the support from Logan Aluminum and Tri-Arrows Aluminum.

Shown in the accompanying photo, from left, are LCS Chief Academic Officer Contessa Orr, Superintendent Paul Mullins, Logan Aluminum Strategic Business Manager Kyle Hines, Logan Aluminum Human Resources Manager David Fusting and Tri-Arrows Aluminum Project Engineering Manager Rich Annis.

 

 




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