Town Pump puffs up PVS with $750 grant

Town Pump puffs up PVS with $750 grant
GRANT PRESENTATION — Wendy Willason of the Conrad Town Pump presents PVS principal Greg Jensen with a check for $750. The funds come through the ExxonMobil Education Alliance and will be used to help support the school’s science programs. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
   Prairie View School was presented with a $750 grant from the ExxonMobil Education Alliance program on Wednesday afternoon.
   The funds will be used to support the school’s science programs.
   Darlene Matheson of Conrad #1 worked with school officials to secure the grant which is one of 2,400 available to schools across the country served by Exxon or Mobil stations.
   The grants were made possible by funding from the ExxonMobil Corporation.
   “Town Pump is proud to be part of the efforts by PVS to continue to provide outstanding educational opportunities to the young people of Conrad,” said Maureen Kenneally, spokesperson from the town Pump Corporate office.
   The Educational Alliance program is designed to provide Exxon and Mobil retailers with an opportunity to invest in the future of the communities through educational grants to neighborhood schools.
   ExxonMobil believes that, as members of the community, local retailers are best qualified to work with local educators to help identify schools and programs most in need of support.
   The Conrad Town Pump met stringent eligibility criteria before applying for and being awarded this grant including having a recognized commitment to provide a superior buying experience for customers.
   Kenneally went on to add, “We are grateful to ExxonMobil for their continuing support and commitment in Montana.”
   “Statewide we have been awarded $40,500 in Educational Alliance grants for Town Pump Exxon sponsored schools. Through our commitment to excellence we can continue our long running tradition of being of service and giving back to our community.”
   Last year, PVS was awarded a $500 grant. School principal Greg Jensen was really happy with the extra funding noting with smile, “It will be well spent.”
   Wendy Willason of the Conrad Town Pump presented the check to Jensen.