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Thiele Kaolin Company Opens STEM Lab in Lakeview Academy

Thiele President Eric Tillirson cutting the ribbon along with District and Thiele Leadership.

It is because of a very special partnership with Thiele Kaolin Company, our Lakeview Academy students now have a space inside their school for our students to harness the educational power of STEM. Thiele's sponsorship has brought in thousands of dollars of microscopes, robotics, experiment samples and other equipment that our students will have the opportunity to get hands-on with their learning like never before.

“Thanks to the very generous donation of Thiele Kaolin Company for providing us the money and resources to create this highly innovative STEM lab for our students,” said Dr. Shawne Holder, principal of Lakeview Academy. “This new STEM lab creates a dedicated space for our students to learn and experiment in the fields of STEM that will ultimately help better prepare them to be tomorrow’s industry leaders.”

“It is because of community partnerships like the one with Thiele Kaolin Company that we are able to provide our students with the most comprehensive education available in Baldwin County,” said Superintendent Dr. Noris Price. “Partnerships like the one we have with Thiele are helping our district to move forward. Our mentality is that ‘it takes a village’ to provide children the best possible education and it is truly wonderful to see local business leaders like Thiele Kaolin Company helping lead the way.”

On hand for the ceremonial ribbon cutting was Thiele Kaolin Company President Eric Tillirson, his wife Jennifer, Group Leader Dr. Cesar Basilio along with Lakeview Academy Principal Dr. Shawne Holder, Media Clerk Victoria Basilio and Superintendent Dr. Noris Price.

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