By: Jerry FeketeCorrespondent
October 16, 2012
MAN — Man Elementary fourth graders are looking forward to moving up in the global society. Public Affairs District Manager, Jim Kosowski of Cliffs of Logan County, presented Man Elementary with a check to purchase an iPad lab for fourth grade students.
By donating the means to acquire such technology, Cliffs hopes to further provide technological access to local students who otherwise may not have a chance to do so.
“Cliffs is excited about bringing technology to Man Elementary students and looks forward to continuing to work with Man area schools,” said Kosowski.
The fourth grade was targeted because they are the first age group to be taught as united students of the Man area. Fourth grade students are the result of many feeder schools that come together as one. Cliffs aims to reach each of these students by donating to fourth grade.
“This new iPad Lab could be connections that students need to make real associations to our new and changing world,” said Principal Linda Burgess said. “Man Elementary would like to thank the following people, Jim Kosowski, Cliffs Natural Resources, Perry Harvey, Buffalo Creek Watershed Association, Eddie Adkins, Arthur Brunty, Dave Crawford, and Johnny Doss. We also would like to thank Logan County Academic Coach Rebecca Grimmett and Harvey for organizing and working with the above mentioned people to bring this project to a reality.”
Cliffs of Logan County Coal operates multiple coal mines in the area and has been active with projects in the Man area since acquiring mining operations in Logan County.
Cliffs has been supportive of education and environmental projects in past as well.