$10,000 grant allows Oak Ridge High School to add physics research course | Schools
OAK RIDGE, MO (KFVS) - A $10,000 grant will allow Oak Ridge high school students to learn more science through a new physics research course.
The grant from local farmers and America's Farmers Grow Rural Education will procure the materials, supplies, and equipment needed to develop an advanced physics research course.
Oak Ridge R-VI School District was presented with the $10,000 grant during a presentation at Oak Ridge R-VI High School on Thursday, Oct. 11.
Gerald Landewee, superintendent of Oak Ridge R-VI, says the new physics course will amp up their existing physics program.
America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education is sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.
The program gives farmers the opportunity to nominate a public school district in their community to compete for a grant of either $10,000 or $25,000 to enhance education in the areas of math and/or science. More than 1,000 nominated school districts submitted applications. The Monsanto Fund will invest $2.3 million into rural education through this program.
After being nominated by local farmers, school districts completed an online application, and finalists were chosen by math and science teachers from ineligible school districts. The America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education Advisory Council, a group of 26 prominent farmers from across the country, then reviewed the finalists’ applications and selected the winners, according to the Monsanto Fund.
Farmers can participate in this program through Nov. 30, 2012 by visiting www.growcommunities.com.
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