WALNUT COMMUNITY SCHOOL’S SCIENCE PROGRAM RECEIVES $1,000 FROM WALNUT COMMUNICATIONS

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February 7th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Pictured: Breanna Kixmiller, Amy Loverin, Mr. Brian Nichols, Maddie Hamilton, Jolene Jensen, Hana Holtz, Connor Hansen & Ben Ehlers

The science program at the Walnut Community School has been awarded a Walnut Communications Growing Communities Grant totally $1,000. The grant was given to Mr. Brian Nichols and his science students in grades K-12. The money will assist in purchasing several items needed for the science lab to assist in learning and also help to support student science projects for the Iowa Science Fair.

Mr. Nichols has a broader goal to expose students the sciences and possibly develop career intentions in science related fields. Letters of support for the ‘project’ were received from members of the city council, school board and school staff. The Walnut Communications Growing Communities Grant program was started several years ago to give back to the communities Walnut Communications serves (including McClelland, Underwood, Neola, Persia, Minden, Shelby, Avoca and Walnut).

Each year the grant program can award up to $10,000 total across the communities.