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On Oct. 13, United Dairy Farmers Regional Manager Steve Marzheuser presented the check to Mason Middle School seventh grade science teacher Mark Campbell, who applied for the grant to support the school's science program. It is one of 2,400 grants the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance Program presented to schools across the country.
The grant program is designed to provide Exxon and Mobil retailers an opportunity to invest in the future of their communities through educational grants to neighborhood schools.
Campbell said he would like to use the grant money to purchase additional Vernier LabQuest Probes for use in the district's Environmental Study Area (ESA). These probes would supplement those received last year, thanks to a grant from the Mason Schools Foundation that was submitted by another science teacher.
"The probes give students an authentic learning experience outside the confines of the classroom, allowing them to record, graph, and analyze data for a variety of factors in the ESA," Campbell stated. "The probes are fantastic and match our curriculum content very closely."