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Benjamin Logan receives two grants

Two Benjamin Logan educators recently received grants.

Alana LeMaster, Speech-Language Pathologist, was awarded a $283.80 Making Activities Count (MAC) grant from McDonald's. The check was presented to LeMaster by Ed Donnelly, owner/operator of the Bellefontaine McDonald's. The grant funds will be used to purchase the "Expanding Expression Tool Kit" to use with Speech/Language students.

(Pictured: Donnelly presents the grant to LeMaster.)

Curriculum Director Sally Stolly was presented with a $500 MAC grant to purchase a Lego Mindstorm Education NXT software upgrade and several NXT Intelligent Bricks for Benjamin Logan middle students to build, test, and program autonomous robots.

The theme for this year's First Lego League competition is to improve the quality of life for senior citizens by helping them continue to be independent, engaged, and connected in their communities. Students are exploring the topic of aging as they utilize the Lego Mindstorms robots to solve a set of robotics missions which help students learn how a person's ability to maintain his or her lifestyle may be affected by solving issues like getting around, keeping in touch, or staying fit.

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