Monsanto Fund Supports Mitchell High

Photo (left to right): Dan Marostica, Monsanto Representative; Doug Keener, Mitchell School Board President; Spencer Rien, Student Body Vice President; Shannon Jones, Student Body President; Peggy Romshek, Special Services Director; and Rich Velde, Monsanto Representative.

Mitchell Jr./Sr. High School has received a $10 - thousand dollar grant for computers for the school's math and science department. Mitchell Schools is one of nine Nebraska schools to receive a grant from the Monsanto Fund through the America's Farmers Grow Rural Education program.

The school was nominated by 30 local farmers for the school to receive a grant for a portable computer lab to increase technology use in the science and math curriculums. The grant was matched with funding from the school district to purchase 20 laptop computers and portable cart to store the computers. This allows entire classes to utilize the laptops.

Mitchell Jr./Sr. Math Teacher Matt Chrisman says students have been utilizing the laptops for three weeks and the computers are making classroom teaching more interactive.

The check presentation took place Friday night during halftime of the Mitchell/Gordon-Rushville football game. This year America's Farmers Grow Rural Education program will award $2.3 million to rural schools in 35 states.

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