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By Mark Hebert

Mustang Foundation awards $3,652 to area educators for classroom upgrades


February 5, 2020

Mark Hebert

Kalli Rummel, Malta Elementary School Librarian, Megan Bleth, MES Resource Room 3rd-5th, and Julie McFadden, MES fourth grade teacher, were three of the five Malta Public Schools educators who saw upgrades to equipment in their classrooms thanks to a recent Mustang Foundation donation.

The Mustang Foundation recently announced that there five winners of their annual Teacher's Scholarship Awards and with the monies granted, those educators used the money to improve their classes.

"We awarded $3,652.96 to the teachers that were successful applicants," Mustang Foundation member Darlene Kolczak told the PCN. "The Mustang Foundation does award these scholarships every year. We use the money from our chili feed, soup feed, and membership money to make these awards possible. We would like to thank the community for supporting our fundraising projects."

Kolczak added that the Mustang Foundation currently has 30 scholarships available for high school seniors and alumni. "We award about $29,000.00 in scholarships per year," she said.

Coming up on Friday, February 7, the Mustang Foundation's latest fundraiser will be held during the Rocky Boy vs Malta basketball games and will feature a soup feed. That event will start at 4 p.m. and the cost is $5.00 for soup, bun, and a goodie.

As for the Teacher's Scholarship Awards, at the Malta Elementary school, Julie McFadden used her scholarship to purchase books for her classroom library; Megan Bleth purchased a Touchscreen Convertible Laptop for her room and school librarian Kali Rummel purchased seven Sphero Mini Robots.

"They are little robots and will go with my tablets and the children will learn how to code," she said. "That will hopefully start during the fourth quarter of school and I am very excited to get to use them and thankful to the Mustang Foundation for making it possible."

At the high school, Ashley Pankratz used the scholarship to purchase three LenovoLaptops and three microphones which have been used for the school's new podcast - which can be found at -and Patrick Sargent purchased a Multi Angle Bench for the weight room and the weightlifting class which can often be seen around town helping citizens and businesses moving many heavy items.


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