Scott Misner and Lee Tanner of Chevron present KPB School Board member Dr. Nels Anderson and Sean Dusek with a check for $10,000 for extra curricular activities.
Students of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District (KPBSD) got some great news recently. Thanks to a special $10,000 grant from Chevron Texaco, extra curricular activities that have been canceled due to budget cuts over the last few years may be reinstated. “Chevron Texaco has targeted these dollars for any kind of extra curricular activities that the school district deems appropriate but no specific activity just where most needed,” said Chevron representative Scott Misner.
On hand to accept the check for the KPBSD was school board member Dr. Nels Anderson, “This is very much appreciated. I remember back in the eighties I was one of the public members who criticized cuts in extracurricular activities, then over the last 12 years as a board member I’ve had to that exact thing because of limited funds and it’s never an easy thing to do, so gifts like this are especially appreciated. We recognize the value of arts, languages, music and all the extra curricular which include much more than just sports,” commented Anderson.
Sean Dusek is head of Secondary education assessment for the KPBSD and joined Anderson in expressing appreciation for the Chevron gift, “I know the kids are really going to be excited about this and we are really grateful for these funds that will go a long way in supporting field trips, the arts and music especially at the elementary level where there is a big need for extra curricular activities,” said Dusek.
According to parents and educators, many studentslong after they have settled in their professional careerslook back on their educational experience and point to a particular art class, performance, field trip or extracurricular competition that was a turning point in their development and which they credit with being a pivotal part of their educational experience without which they would not have reached their level of success. “The future appreciates Chevron’s contribution,” added Dusek.
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