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Monsanto grant to GMG Elementary

September 7, 2012
By Margaret Thomsen , Northern-Sun Print

Monsanto representatives publicly presented a check for $19,799 to the GMG Elementary for the purchase of iPads and related equipment. Dennis Diehm, 1972 Garwin grad, and Jerry Fry, 1964 Green Mountain grad, were pleased to come back to their home school to make the presentation on behalf of Monsanto.

Superintendent Ben Petty and Elementary Principal Mel Hewitt chose Mrs. Melissa Huey's fourth grade class to showcase the iPads. The children had no hesitation in using the iPads. Mr. Petty said, "The iPads are all tutorial based and the students do not need keyboard knowledge to use. They are totally wireless."

The iPads are contained in a power sync cart, making them 100 percent portable. The 25 student iPads will be used by pre-kindergarten through sixth grade students. The teacher can place a laptop on the cart and information can be synced out with flash memory installed on it.

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GMG Fourth Grade uses iPads
Mrs. Huey’s fourth grade class were the ones chosen to showcase the 25 iPads purcased with funds from Monsanto. Presentation of the funds was made by Dennis Diehm, Monsato Operations System at Beaman, and Jerry Fry, Seed Technician at the Beaman Monsanto plant.  Pictured standing in back are: Principal Mel Hewitt, Ayden Kelly, Justin Abernathy, Monsanto rep Jerry Fry, Monsanto rep Dennis Diehm, Brie Ridout and Cooper Langenbau. In the middle row are Kaci Krier, Taylor O’Neal, Ashanti Rinehart, Logan Bowie and Angel Schewe. The four children kneeling are Layne Murty, Emily Vaughn, Avery Bryant and Brock Teske. Seated at their desk in front are Shelyn Trumbo and Ross Murty.

In accepting the grant funds, Mr. Hewitt stated, "Thanks for the opportunity, we will use this to the maximum capabilities of the iPads."



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