BY SCOTT CARLSON
North Platte Post
MAXWELL, Neb.-Students at Maxwell Public Schools have a new tool to help unleash their creativity thanks to a grant.
Joni Keith, who teaches 7-12 Science was recently awarded $2,500 from the John Russell Applegate Fund for Teachers Training, managed by the Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation.
Keith used the funds to help purchase a 3-D printer to support her project, "3D-2-Life."
"Learning is supposed to be fun and engaging for all and we need to continue those engaging learning times into our junior high and high school," said Keith. "This age student needs to develop a passion and discovery of new skills for future opportunities in tomorrow's workforce."
Keith said she plans to add 3-D projects to her Science curriculum that support engagement, spark creativity, and inventive problem-solving.
John Russell Applegate (1944-2003) lived most of his life around Sutherland, Nebraska, where he made many friends. He served with honor in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He left a generous bequest to Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation establishing a fund for education, training and support of teachers.
Applegate Grants help fund projects serving people and qualified nonprofit organizations in the counties of Arthur, Custer, Dawson, Frontier, Hayes, Hooker, Keith, Lincoln, Logan, McPherson, Perkins, and Thomas.
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