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Lockheed Martin Donation Spurs Robotics Competition at Chesapeake High School

$13,000 gift stresses skills needed to compete in highly technical world.

For the second consecutive year, Lockheed Martin Corp. has donated $13,000 to Chesapeake High School to promote and assist with the school’s robotics program.

Lockheed Martin’s Baltimore site general manager Rick Mattox presented the contribution to Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Joe A. Hairston and Chesapeake High Principal Maria Lowry during a formal check presentation.

Speaking before a group of Chesapeake students involved in the after-school robotics program, Dr. Hairston thanked the corporation, a business partner of Chesapeake High School and a longtime supporter of the school’s programs and initiatives.

“This generous support from our partner Lockheed Martin is a solid commitment to these students, and the fact that they will be well trained for many of the high-paying, highly technical jobs of the future,” Hairston said. “We have highly motivated learners whose interest in technology education will serve them well in a world where the skills they learn through robotics will prepare them well for career success.”

Lockheed Martin has supported the robotics program financially for several years, with donations in recent years enabling the school’s robotics team to prepare for and enter national robotics competitions. Also honored during the presentation were Chesapeake technology education instructors Jason Bullerman and Chris Buckler.

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