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CALUMET CITY, Ill. -- ExxonMobil awarded a $3,000 grant to Wentworth Junior High School that will be used to support its science department, according to an nwitimes.com report. Wentworth will use the grant to install interactive Smart Boards in classrooms.
Patricia Sherill, ExxonMobil territory manager, delivered the check to Nancy Christensen, District 155 assistant superintendent of schools, and toured the campus with Dave Smith, president of ExxonMobil-branded wholesaler, Ridgeway Petroleum.
"Working for a company that relies on technology in every facet of its business, I recognize the critical role of a solid science education," Sherrill said. "We believe it is fundamentally important to encourage kids to pursue studies in fields involving science, and we hope this grant plays a part in that."
Smith added, "Ridgeway Petroleum is grateful for the opportunity to assist ExxonMobil in delivering this grant, which will used to unlock the math and science potential in the bright minds of the students of Wentworth Junior High School."
According to the report, Ridgeway Petroleum has been an ExxonMobil wholesaler for 43 years and operates five service stations in the Calumet City area.