FRANKSTOWN TOWNSHIP, PENNSYLVANIA — Today, representatives of Energy Transfer presented a $5,000 check to Frankstown Elementary School in Blair County. The funds from the grant will support the development of the school’s hands-on STEM classroom initiative for innovative minds.
The school’s STEM — science, technology, engineering, math — program will encourage collaboration, communication, creativity and critical thinking among the elementary students, Principal Bill Madden said.
“The staff and students of Frankstown Elementary School are very appreciative of the generous donation being made by Energy Transfer,” he said. “The money will be used to enhance STEM education, thus providing our students valuable learning experiences that they otherwise would not have access to.”
The check was presented to the sixth-grade student council, with school officials and locally elected leaders in attendance.
Energy Transfer presented a check for $5,000 to the school Friday as part of its Mariner East 2 pipeline system community outreach efforts.
“It’s great to connect with students and show them how starting to do simple math in the beginning can lead them to one day performing calculations to determine beam sizes in a house or even larger bridges we drive across every day. STEM really does touch every aspect of our lives, from the medical field to architecture and transportation,” company representative Daniel Kershner said.