With a strong history in our community for over 100 years, Holcim is looking forward with their Cementing the Future program.
Holcim representatives met with the Morgan County School District superintendent as well as school principals in September to present the opportunity for teachers and administrators to apply for grants. Many took the opportunity to apply for the grants that would fund up to $500 towards purchasing school equipment and teaching material. After a selection process, seven projects were funded in our district with projects including microscopes, gas probes, incubators and other commendable items.
On Feb. 5, 2014, Holcim Plant Manager David Fletcher presented certificates to the teachers and administrators who were selected to receive grant money and the school district was presented with a check. Superintendent Doug Jacobs happily accepted the money that will help students throughout the district.
“We realize the future of our communities is invested in the young people attending our school systems today,” said Fletcher.
Fletcher joked that the donations were made selfishly because the company needs educated students with good backgrounds in science, technology, engineering and math (S.T.E.M). Holcim recognizes the need to help educate its future workforce by investing in it today to help prepare them for tomorrow.
“We are happy to support the schools, “Fletcher said proudly of the donation. Holcim is dedicated to continually being a good neighbor.
In addition to the seven projects in Morgan County School District, they funded four projects in the North Summit School District for a total of $5,000 to help students in both school districts.
“We sincerely hope these projects will be successful in creating teamwork, initiative and expanding creativity in our youth,” Fletcher encouraged.