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Bosch Donates Grant To Help Local Schools in STEM Competition
The Bosch Group, which has a
manufacturing plant in Albion, IN, will donate $11,000
to a local school district so its students can participate in a national
Noble Community School District will again participate
in the Destination
Imagination Challenge, in which teams of students work on a
challenge, enter their work in a local competition and, if successful,
to state and national competitions.
students have participated in the Destination Imagination projects for
years. Of the five teams involving 25 students at both the elementary
school level last year, four went on to the Indiana state competition
to the global competition. The elementary school team from Albion placed
15th out of 60 teams and the high school team placed in the top half of some
teams in the global competition.
arm of Bosch, which manufactures and markets automotive equipment,
has contributed $35,000 to local school districts to support education
science, technology, engineering and math during the past year. The
$11,000 grant is for projects to be undertaken by the schools this year.
will help with supplies, registration and travel.
innovation is integral to what we do," said Michael Sagan, manager of
the Bosch Albion manufacturing plant. "As we seek to hire associates, we
for many of these same attributes that Central Noble Schools is working
develop through programs like Destination Imagination."
Community Schools Superintendent Chris Daughtry said, "Knowing that we
have companies like Bosch who are invested in the programs we
and care about the future of our students means a great deal to our
to our community."
Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.