LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - According to the SkillsUSA website, Lufkin High School is among twelve SkillsUSA local chapters that will receive a State Farm grant of up to $10,000.
East Texas News contacted LHS to ask about the award. Instructor Brian Crews said he couldn't comment at this time, other than to announce a reception scheduled for March 6th at the LHS Habitat house on the high school campus. "We've scheduled a major announcement of a partnership between Lufkin High School and State Farm. We're inviting students, local State Farm representatives, school faculty and the community out to celebrate between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The announcement will be made at 11:30," Crews said.
According to the SkillsUSA website, LHS was the only school in Texas to receive the news State Farm Innovation in Sustainability grant. "Students will design and build a home to be donated to a local family or individual through Habitat for Humanity. Energy efficiency is paramount and will be used in the design and construction," the website states.
To read more about the program http://www.skillsusa.org/educators/statefarm.shtml
Terms of the award state, "The money is to fund a green or sustainable program or project that uses innovation to ensure today's need are met without compromising future generations." One grant per State Farm zone was awarded for projects that culminate in a national showcase during the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference June 20 – 25.