TRIBUNE–Wheatland Electric Cooperative, Inc. announced today that its Sharing Success Fund, managed by the Scott Community Foundation, has awarded a $1,000 grant for the robotics program at Greeley County Jr/Sr High School.
The funds will be used to purchase an arena for the program’s Vex Robotics systems, according to Drew Zerr, a business and technology teacher. The arena will provide a proper area for classes to run their robots after they’ve been built, as well as protect the costly equipment from electrostatic discharge. It will also help classes prepare for future competitions, Zerr said.
The Scott Community Foundation began formally accepting applications for grants from the Wheatland Electric Sharing Success Fund from non-profit organizations on December 1, 2012. Wheatland Electric and CoBank have each contributed $10,00 this year to the fund. The program will continue to run until the funds are exhausted.
Non-profit groups interested in receiving funding from the Wheatland Electric Sharing Success Fund can apply online at https://www.weci.net/sharing-success-program. Questions should be referred to Alli Conine, Manager of Member Services & Corporate Communications, at 620-874-4563 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Mission: Delivering Energy for Life–Wheatland Electric Cooperative, Inc., a member owned distribution cooperative headquartered in Scott City, KS, was established in 1948 as a distribution and power cooperative, in the state of Kansas. Today, Wheatland Electric serves more than 33,000 electric meters in 17 different counties and maintains over 4,000 miles of distribution power lines across western and southcentral Kansas. Together, with the help of our members, we are committed to building a better and stronger rural America. Visit www.weci.net for more information.