Byron-Bergen receives $25,000 worth of science equipment

By on January 14, 2019
Byron-Bergen students assist in unpacking the new equipment. Photo by Gretchen Spittler

Byron-Bergen students assist in unpacking the new equipment. Photo by Gretchen Spittler

Last fall, the Byron-Bergen High School science program garnered a $25,000 America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education Grant. On Friday, January 4, Agriculture Teacher Jeffrey Parnapy received a delivery. The five modest shipping boxes contained $25,000 worth of state of the art equipment to support the agriculture, biology, chemistry, and physics programs.

“My colleagues and I are ready to implement these new tools directly into our coursework,” said Parnapy. “We have been anticipating the arrival and it’s very exciting to be able to bring a new level of technology to our students.”

Parnapy wrote the grant proposal in collaboration with his science colleagues Michael Conine, Briana DelVecchio, Jenifer Faro, Peter Spence, and Terry Vick.

This project was made possible by local farmers and America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.

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Byron-Bergen students assist in unpacking the new equipment. Photo by Gretchen Spittler

Byron-Bergen students assist in unpacking the new equipment. Photo by Gretchen Spittler

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