DeWitt High School Science Department Awarded $10K Donation From The Bayer Fund

February 03, 2024
Presenting the Bayer Fund America’s Farmers Grow Communities award is Tory Rodgers (3rd from left), daughter of Shan & Sabrina Rodgers and a senior at DeWitt High School. Science department educators receiving the award are Toni McFerrin, Beth Hill, and Shanna Place.  Presenting the Bayer Fund America’s Farmers Grow Communities award is Tory Rodgers (3rd from left), daughter of Shan & Sabrina Rodgers and a senior at DeWitt High School. Science department educators receiving the award are Toni McFerrin, Beth Hill, and Shanna Place. 

A donation of $10,000 was awarded to DeWitt High School Science Department. The donation was directed by Shan & Sabrina Rodgers, an Arkansas County farm family, through Bayer Fund America’s Farmers Grow Communities.

DeWitt High School Principal Rachel Mitchell said that the school was grateful for the donation as rural schools can always use the extra help.

There are already plans for how the Science Department will use the funds. The Chemistry and Biology Lab are installing dishwashers to assist in sanitizing and washing of science equipment. A slide cabinet to store slides is also being purchased for the Biology class. Several lab material kits are also being purchased for Physical Science. There will also be new microscopes purchased for the science classrooms. 

Shown in the picture above is Victoria Rodgers, daughter of Shan and Sabrina Rodgers, and a senior at DHS; along with the three high school science teachers. From left to right: Toni McFerrin, Beth Hill, Victoria Rodgers, and Shanna Place.

America’s Farmers programs focus on agriculture education, public schools in rural areas and non-profits. They awarded $3.1 million in 2023 to schools supporting STEM.



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