One Prince William County utility has been recognized for helping educate local students.
The Prince William County Service Authority (PWCSA) recently received the 2018 Business Partnership of the Year: Community Partner of the Year Award from Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS).
The utility was honored at a School Board meeting on May 16, according to a release.
Supporting Partnerships and Resources for Kids (SPARK) will also recognize the Service Authority at the annual Superintendent’s Business Breakfast, which will be held this fall.
Throughout the 2017-18 year, the PWCSA worked with more than 8,000 students.
It conducted multiple programs and initiatives, including the annual Water Art Invitational for high schoolers and the first Model Water Tower competition.
The Service Authority also gave presentations at Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) Night at Penn Elementary School and to the school’s First Lego League Robotics teams.
Penn Elementary nominated the PWCSA for the award.
The utility interacted with 53 Title I classrooms, which have a large percentage of students who come from low-income households.
“A big part of our mission in Community Outreach is to provide water and environmentally-based educational opportunities that supplement what children are already learning in the classroom,” PWCSA Community Relations & Outreach Manager Kathy Bentz said in a release. “We thank Prince William County Schools for allowing us to partner with them in these endeavors, and we are excited to see what our future together holds.”
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