FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sparklight Awards $2,500 to Beckemeyer Elementary School for STEM Education
April 20, 2023 – Hillsboro, Ill. – Sparklight® today announced Beckemeyer Elementary School is a winner of its fifth annual “Dream Bigger” social media campaign, which awards $2,500 each to six schools and organizations providing K-12 students with STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education.
Beckemeyer Elementary School plans to use the award to support its after-school STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) club, which allows students to complete hands-on activities while learning about coding, robotics, physics and much more in an environment that makes learning fun.
“Thank you so much to Sparklight for choosing Beckemeyer Elementary School and to the Hillsboro community for voting and supporting our after-school enrichment program!” said fourth-grade teacher Erin Hammann. “This money will go a long way to help fund coding and robotic equipment for our STEAM club."
“Sparklight is committed to giving back to the communities we serve, and we are proud to play a part in helping to develop the technological skills of our future leaders,” said Sparklight Regional General Manager Kenny Wright. “We look forward to seeing what the Beckemeyer students are able to accomplish with this additional funding for their club.”
This year, more than 100 schools and organizations from communities in the 21 states Sparklight serves submitted entries outlining how the award would be used to fund their STEM projects, and how the projects benefit students. The winners were determined by public voting and will be highlighted on Sparklight’s social media channels, including Facebook and Instagram.
Since 2019, Sparklight and the associated Cable One family of brands have awarded nearly $120,000 to STEM projects through its “Dream Bigger” initiative.
Sparklight® is a leading broadband communications provider and part of the Cable One family of brands, which serves more than one million residential and business customers across 24 states. Powered by a fiber-rich network, Sparklight provides consumers with a wide array of connectivity and entertainment services, including high-speed internet and advanced Wi-Fi solutions, cable television and phone service. Sparklight Business provides scalable and cost-effective products for businesses ranging in size from small to mid-market, in addition to enterprise, wholesale and carrier customers.
Aaron ScherleManager, Corporate Communications