ExxonMobil education grant goes to Shawano high school

Contributed Photo Shawano Community High School Principal Scott Zwirschitz, right, accepts a $500 check from Pat Trinko of Auto Prep Center.

Shawano Community High School has been named this year’s recipient of a $500 science and technology grant from the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance program through local fuel retailer Auto Prep Center, 220 N. Main St., Shawano.

“Our schools work hard to make learning interesting and fun,” said Pat Trinko of Auto Prep. “We are proud to be a part of this program and to assist in that pursuit.”

Only Exxon retailers that maintain favorable rankings in their store operations are eligible to apply for the grant. Over the past 15 years, Auto Prep has secured nearly $7,500 in grants to local schools.

The ExxonMobil Educational Alliance program was designed to provide Exxon retailers with an opportunity to invest in the future of their communities through educational grants to neighborhood schools. Local retailers are allowed to work directly with educators to identify schools and programs most in need of support.