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InterTech gives 2 North Charleston schools $25,000 grants for STEM, arts

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Published Nov. 9, 2015

Two North Charleston schools are receiving grants of $25,000 each to expand music, science, technology, engineering and math programs, the Charleston County School District said in a news release.

The InterTech Group, based in North Charleston, is providing the money to Jerry Zucker Middle School of Science and R.B. Stall High School.

“We are thankful for the generous support of our community partners that help us reach more students and expand the opportunities for learning at our schools,” Charleston Schools Superintendent Gerrita Postlewait said in the release. “InterTech and Anita Zucker go above and beyond for CCSD schools.”

Zucker Middle School’s principal said the grant money will allow the school to continue to grow and develop its science-based curriculum.

“This funding will have a schoolwide impact at Zucker and will help us offer engaging, STEM-focused opportunities for our students,” Principal Jake Perlmutter said in the release.

Stall High School Principal Kim Wilson said the school plans to use the money to purchase new musical instruments for its band program. He said The InterTech group and Zucker have always been supportive of initiatives that reflect “innovative, inspiring” learning.

“They understand the importance of a quality fine arts program and how it can promote student achievement,” Wilson said in the release.

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