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Industry News: Landscape Teacher Awarded $100K

Discussion in 'Turf Magazine Talk' started by Turf Editors, Oct 25, 2019.

  1. Turf Editors

    Turf Editors LawnSite Member Staff Member
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    On October 24, a landscape operations teacher from Stuart, FL was awarded First Place in the 2019 Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence. Wendy Schepman, who teaches landscape operations and agriculture mechanics at South Fork High School in Stuart, has earned her high school skilled trades program $70,000 as part of $1 million awarded nationally by Harbor Freight Tools.

    Schepman was surprised in her outdoor "classroom" on October 24, 2019 by a representative from Harbor Freight Tools for Schools with the news that she and her school will receive $100,000 — $70,000 for the school’s skilled trades program and $30,000 for her personally.
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    Photo: Saul Martinez

    Read the rest of the story on the Turf magazine website…

    Other Prize And Donation News

    Schiller Grounds Care, manufacturer of BOB-CAT Mowers, Little Wonder and four other lawn and garden equipment brands, has announced a new partnership with the Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust of Huntingdon Valley, PA. In addition to encouraging staff to volunteer at the Pennypack Trust, Southampton, PA-based Schiller will be donating equipment to help the Trust maintain its extensive grounds, starting with a BOB-CAT 52” AirFX™ mower.

    As steward of 833 acres of Montgomery County’s (PA) second-largest privately owned natural area that is open to the public, the Pennypack Trust depends on the support of various benefactors. Read more here...

    And, at GIE+Expo last week in Louisville, KY, The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) announced the results of its in-booth trailer giveaway sweepstakes. After tallying number of entries, PERC donated $5,000 to Project EverGreen’s GreenCare for Troops program. (For each contractor who entered the sweepstakes, PERC donated $5 to the GreenCare for Troops program.)

    If you were in Louisville last week, maybe you were there when PERC presented its sweepstakes winner, Jim Langendorf of Springboro, OH-based Olympic Lawns, with a 16-foot Big Tex Trailer. Langendorf also took home an Exmark Lazer S-Series propane mower, a Spartan RTHD 61” propane mower, a Stihl cordless blower and cordless trimmer, a water cooler, and 25 safety vests and pairs of work gloves. Read more here...
     
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