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Daimler awards local high schools $14,000

Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - During a recent check presentation to Lake Oswego High School, Daimler Director of Executive Management Development Eileen Frack, right, pauses for a photo with LOHS Principal Cindy Schubert and LOHS Science Department Chair Steve Huss.Lake Oswego and Lakeridge high schools each have $7,000 more to invest in science, engineering, technology and math-related curriculum because the Lakers and Pacers have once again been accepted into the Daimler Education in Motion program.

Since the program started in 2013, Daimler has given $775,000 to schools in Southwest Washington and the Portland metro area in support of engineering and trade skills development, according to the company’s website. Both high schools in the Lake Oswego School District also were awarded donations through Education in Motion last school year.

Educators in the science department at Lakeridge are determining where the funds will go, but they could help the school buy one or more of the following: a laser cutter, 3-D printer and software and hardware for students involved in robotics.

LOHS Principal Cindy Schubert said the funds will allow the school to buy new laptops for the science department. Schubert praised Daimler for how it supports her school in other ways: Company employees give classroom presentations and interview freshmen during mock interviews, and the company donates materials for physics and engineering classes.

“Daimler and LOHS have had a great partnership this past year,” Schubert said. “We appreciate their support of our programs and look forward to continuing to work with them.”

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