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October 19th, 2009
Crockett Elementary receives grant

Students from Crockett’s Early Act Council accept Exxon check. On the far left is grant initiator Carole Farmer, on the far right Crockett Principal Rick LaBuhn.


San Marcos CISD’s Crockett Elementary School was recently awarded a $750 grant from the Exxon Mobile Educational Alliance Program to buy materials for the school’s science lab.

Carole Farmer, an employee of Sac-N-Pac stores, worked with Crockett officials to secure the grant. Exxon Mobile offers 2,400 such grants, which are available to schools across the country that are served by Exxon or Mobile stations in their areas.

“Crockett works hard to make learning interesting and fun,” Farmer said. “As an ExxonMobil retailer, I am proud to help young people of San Marcos.”

Students from Crockett’s Early Act Council accepted the check on the school’s behalf.

The Exxon Mobile Educational Alliance Program is set up to provide Exxon and Mobile retailers with an opportunity to in invest in their communities through educational grants to neighborhood schools. Reasoning that retailers from the community are best situated to work with local educators and identify schools and programs in need of support, Exxon has strict eligibility criteria that must be met before applying for the grant.

Farmer worked with Crockett Principal Rick LaBuhn throughout the application process.

“We appreciate so much all the work that Ms. Farmer did on behalf of our school,” LaBuhn said.

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