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Troy Schools get boost from local business
November 24, 2017
By Mike Weland

Superintendent Jacob Francom
It is terrible when you write something nice about a Boundary County business and then you have to turn around, the very same day, and write something nice all over again! Superintendent Jacob Francom says Troy Public Schools are grateful for an annual $500 grant the district was recently awarded through the Exxon Mobil’s Educational Alliance Program and funded by the Three Mile Corner Store & Cafe.

“These funds that we will get each year from the Three Mile Store in Bonners Ferry will be used for science and math,” Francom said. “We will purchase materials that we otherwise would not be able to purchase.”

The grant is designed "to focus on improvements in math and science from pre-school to higher education.”

“We believe it is fundamentally important to encourage the next generation to pursue studies and careers involved in these fields," an Exxon Mobil Educational Alliance press release says.

Three Mile Corner Store & Cafe is a major Boundary County Exxon Mobil gas station.

Francom wrote that the schools will “be purchasing materials for our lab and for field trips to expose students to the excitement of math and science and to increase student engagement and interest.”

Troy Schools applied for the annual grant earlier this year.
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