Blarney Castle supports local schools

Bear Lake Biology students Todd Merrill and Joeb Reed show the pig hearts they will be dissecting in class. Along with the hearts the grants also purchased scalpels and microscope slides along with much needed calculators.

Bear Lake Biology students Todd Merrill and Joeb Reed show the pig hearts they will be dissecting in class. Along with the hearts the grants also purchased scalpels and microscope slides along with much needed calculators.

BEAR LAKE — Blarney Castle Oil & Propane and the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance program have partnered together to award $18,500 in grant funding to 37 schools throughout Michigan to support math and science education.

On Nov. 24 checks for $500 were presented to the principals at Onekama High School and Bear Lake High School.

“It is an honor for us to be able to provide our local schools with this type of financial support, particularly during times of budget cuts and limited outside funding for the educational system,” said Brian McCarthy of Blarney Castle. “We are proud to work with ExxonMobil Educational Alliance to make learning fun for the young people in the communities we serve in the fields of math and science.”

These grants are designed to help schools purchase supplemental learning tools such as science lab supplies, iPads, graphing calculators or to fund math and science related field trips.

The $500 grant for each chosen school is funded by the ExxonMobil Corporation. The ExxonMobil Educational Alliance is designed to provide fuel retailers such as Blarney Castle with an opportunity to invest in the future of their communities through grants to neighborhood schools.

 

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