Grayson Mill Energy Invests $20,000 In Teacher Grants Through STEM Education Fellowship

Williston, ND - Grayson Mill Energy is pleased to announce their investment in the growth of STEM education in classrooms across Williston. Through their annual teacher grant program, Grayson Mill has granted $20,000 to a team of educators in Williston Public Schools with the STEM Education Fellowship, facilitated through the northwest North Dakota Community Foundation. The grant funds will be utilized to gain critical training supplies and curriculum needed to deepen the quality of STEM education for youth across the district.

"Grayson Mill Energy is excited to partner with educators in the Bakken region to enhance learning opportunities in the classroom and introduce science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to young students." remarked Whitney Stephenson, with Grayson Mill Senior Landman. "We are grateful for educators who are passionate about STEM and look forward to the impact this will make on our future workforce."

Three educators were selected as fellows through a competitive application process in participation with the Northwest North Dakota Community Foundation. The recipients of the 2022 fellowship are:

• Amanda Carnes, Rickard Elementary School

• Molly Lippert, Rickard Elementary School

• Jill Beck, Rickard Elementary School

"Receiving this STEM grant will greatly impact student learning! I plan to collaborate with my school team and create STEM challenges, lessons, and projects." shared Amanda Carnes. "We are going to base our projects off our standards and share the resources among our team and school. We plan to attend a national conference that will help us offer the most innovative ideas to our students. Students are very engaged in all things STEM related and I am excited to offer opportunities for them to further their passion and knowledge!"

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