Representatives from Logan Aluminum and Tri-Arrows Aluminum had the honor of presenting Logan County Schools a check for $40,000 to support Project Lead the Way. The funds will be used to purchase classroom project kits where elementary school students will be able to apply their STEM learnings with hands-on activities. Project kits in the past have included bridge building, boat buoyancy experiments, and robot coding.

Contessa Orr, Chief Academic Officer and Paul M. Mullins, Superintendent Logan County Schools accept the donation check from Kyle Hines, Strategic Business Manager, David Fusting, HR Manager and Rich Annis, Tri-Arrows Aluminum.

From a press release sent by Logan County Schools:

Project Lead The Way provides transformative learning experiences for PreK-12 students and teachers across the U.S, creating engaging, hands-on and project-based curriculum to empower students to develop in-demand knowledge, problem solving and other skills they need to thrive.

Our pathways in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science engage students in hands-on activities, projects, and problems; empower them to solve real-world challenges; and inspire them to reimagine how they see themselves.

“Logan Aluminum 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 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.