For Immediate Release: August 10, 2011
Grainger Foundation Donates to CBJSHS
COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA – The Grainger Foundation has donated $10,000 to Brevard Public Schools in support of Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High School’s (CBJSHS) new Geospatial Information System (GIS) Program.
Grainger has been a part of the Florida business community for nearly 70 years as local supplier of maintenance, repair, and operating products. This donation was recommended by Nick Perkins, Branch Manager of Grainger’s West Melbourne location.
“We are proud to partner with Brevard County School Board to provide support to Cocoa Beach High School's new GIS program,” said Perkins. “We believe one of the best ways to invest in our communities is to support programs that focus on building successful futures for local youth."
About The Grainger Foundation:
The Grainger Foundation, an independent, private foundation based in Lake Forest, Illinois, was established in 1949 by William W. Grainger, founder of W.W. Grainger, Inc. For further information about Grainger contact Kristen Lawrence, Communications Manager at 678-540-0136 or email@example.com. For more information about Grainger’s support of local communities, please visit www.grainger.com/community.
About Geospatial Information System (GIS) at CBJSHS
GIS is a high tech field of study that applies mapping techniques to solve problems and is applicable to hundreds of fields, including pest control, city planning, and home land security. Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High School is the only school in Brevard to offer GIS. Students complete three years of study in the program and are eligible for Industry Certification if they pass the project based exit exam. This will be the third year that CBJSHS has offered the program.
Photo Attached (cutline): Adam Pillow, Account Manager for W. W. Grainger, Inc.; Jeanette Ransom, Assistant Principal, Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High School; Heather Lewis, Marketing, Ron Jon Surf Shop and Brevard Schools Foundation Board Member; Nicholas Perkins, Manager, W. W. Grainger, Inc.; and Timothy Cool, Principal, Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High School.