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CHS Receives OSPI CTE Grant

Centralia High School has received a CTE Equipment Grant from OSPI for approximately $84,000. The funds will be used to purchase a laser engraver for the woods department and an additional greenhouse for the agriculture program, according to CHS’ Director of CTE, Monique Dayton.

Lisa Walton, CHS’ CTAE secretary, learned of the grant opportunity and reached out to teachers at the school to find out what needs might be addressed by it. “Mitchell Smith (CHS Woods/Construction) and Kendra Meek (Agriculture) responded,” said Walton. “Both of their requests were approved.”

The laser engraver will be added to the suite of tools available in the CHS wood shop. “It will help students become more familiar with programs like AutoCAD and with computer-based design,” said Dayton.

The new greenhouse will be installed alongside the existing greenhouse. “The addition will help us have more room for our agriculture program. It would be great if we could eventually incorporate foods grown in it into a farm-to-table type program with our food service department,” said Dayton.