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Benton Consolidated HSD receives $10,000 grant for robotics equipment

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BENTON, IL (KFVS) -

Benton Consolidated HSD 103 has received a $10,000 grant from America's Farmers Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.

The district will use the money to buy laptops and robotic sensors and probes for high school students taking physical science courses.

Students will use the equipment to build and program robots, in hopes that these hands on activities will teach students to use STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) skills to perform real-world tasks.

Farmers who nominated the school district and representatives from the school and the Monsanto fund attended a check presentation to celebrate the grant during a home football game on Oct. 9.

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