150 award-winning science books are now in the hands of Catskill Middle School students, thanks to a generous gift from Lacy Subaru in Catskill.
On September 21, the dealership’s Dan Lacy, Nichole Lacy, and Troy Lacy personally delivered the books to CMS, where a representative group of students, faculty and administrators were waiting to receive them on the front steps of the school.
The donation was made possible by the Subaru Loves Learning Project in partnership with the Science Books & Films (SB&F) Project at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). This program seeks to donate outstanding, prize-winning books to schools with the goal of engaging young learners in the world of science, technology, engineering, and math (aka STEM).
“We are very appreciative that Lacy Subaru chose Catskill Middle School to be the beneficiary of this worthwhile program,” said CMS principal Kerry Overbaugh. “Their outreach is a great example of how our community and school can work together for the betterment of our students.”
According to Dan Lacy, the owner of Lacy Subaru, his dealership’s involvement in the project stems from their commitment to the Subaru Love Promise, which is an organizational belief in being a part of the community, setting an example, building lifelong relationships, and ensuring that the love is felt not just by their customers, but by all because it is the right thing to do.
Their donation included many different titles, all recipients of the AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize, which recognizes each as an outstanding science publication for young people. Just how engaging, inspiring and, yes, fun these educational materials are was evidenced by the interest our students showed as they eagerly dug into the books and began poring through them – they didn’t want to put them down!
CMS will distribute the books throughout the science depart, where they will serve to enrich our curriculum.