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FEIEF AWARDED GRANT FROM DOMINION POWER Supports Solar Power learning and STEM summer camps

Warrenton, Va -   The Fauquier Excellence In Education Foundation (FEIEF) is proud to announce the receipt  of a $5,000 grant from Dominion Power’s K-12 Education Partnership grants program.   This grant will support Fauquier County Public School’s 2016 “Solar Energy” STEM camps and class programs.

“These funds will be used to provide the students of Fauquier County public schools with access to solar power materials and we will now be able to offer a summer STEM camp where students will learn about solar power, and build a solar powered device of their own to take home,”  says Dan Schwier, Technology Instructor, Marshall Middle School. “We are grateful to Dominion Power for graciously giving us this grant.”

The goal of the FCPS solar power STEM camp is to provide experiences that motivate the students, provide rigorous and technologically enhanced challenges, and inspire creative, critical and analytical thinking.

Accepting/delivering the check are:  Sarah Frye (FCPS), Dan Schwier (FCPS), Tim Sargeant (Dominion), Stacie Griffin (FEIEF), and Dr. David Jeck (Superintendent FCPS).

Fauquier Excellence In Education Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating, enriching, and expanding educational opportunities for Fauquier County Public Schools.  The Foundation exists to support and promote excellence in our public schools by providing enrichment opportunities for teachers and students, and to make 21st century learning a reality. 

For the 2015-16 academic year, Dominion Power's K-12 Education Partnership awarded $1.5 million in education grants to more than 140 schools and educational institutions in 11 states and the District of Columbia.