Dell Power Plant donates to MMS project

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Students of Janet Metheny and Tammi Scott will know exactly where they are going as they learn and enjoy using the new GPS (Global Positioning System) in several classes.

Jackie May, operation and maintenance coordinator for Associated Electric Coop., presented a $1,000 check to Manila Middle School teachers, Janet Metheny and Tammi Scott, for the purchase of GPS systems to be used in the classroom.

The two Manila middle school teachers attended a workshop learning how the GPS system can be used in different classes.

"All of the teachers in the workshop loved it and we discovered what a great teaching tool it is," Scott said.

They decided to start working on getting GPS systems for their students.

"We sent out a few letters and talked to a few individuals and we got a great response," Metheny said.

Jackie May, operation and maintenance coordinator with Associated Electric Coop (Dell Power Plant), presented the teachers with a $1,000 donation to purchase GPS systems.

They are hoping to get enough so all of the students in the class can have one to work with.

"The GPS systems make learning about coordinates, longitude and latitude fun," Scott said.

The teachers expressed their appreciation to Associated Electric Coop for helping them with the project and giving the students the opportunity to learn by using the GPS system.

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