Directcom Sponsors Eagle Mountain Schools 2015
Direct Communications, Eagle Mountain’s local fiber optic broadband provider, donated $6500 to local schools in Eagle Mountain during the month of November 2015. Directcom has a long history of partnering with the local schools, and each year has provided a cash donation to all local schools, as well as encouraging academic achievement and good attendance with programs like Candy Bars for Stars. Direct Communications also provides 1 Gigabit fiber optic internet service to all local schools, connecting them to the Utah Education Network or Alpine School District.
Kip Wilson, General Manager of Direct Communications, explained: “We try to do good here in Eagle Mountain. We do what we can to partner with schools because are committed to the success of the young people of Eagle Mountain. We can’t be successful without Eagle Mountain being successful.”
Sharon Mardesich of West Lake High School said: “Direct Communications has been a great sponsor for the past 7 years. Direct Communications is a company that works for the benefit of their community”.
“Thank You Direct Communications, for your support of the Westlake Thunder Bands as we continue our quest for Light and Excellence!” – Brek Mangelson, Westlake Band Staff, and Westlake Band Boosters.
Diane Jacob, Black Ridge Music Specialty Teacher: “A giant shout out and thank you to Direct Communications for their $500.00 donation to Black Ridge Elementary Music Classes. I just placed an order for more instruments for our classroom. Starting with very limited instruments as a new school, it’s great to see a company invested in the city and the 1000+ plus kids I see every week.”
Tom Tillman of Hidden Hollow Elementary said: “We so appreciate the kindness and generosity of Direct Communications each year. We used the money to continue supporting our Student Council. Hidden Hollow’s Student Council was able to attend the BYU Student Council Leadership Conference in October thanks to Direct Communication’s generous donation of $500.”
Angie Hale – Media Specialist – Eagle Valley Elementary: “Thank you Direct Communications for once again contributing to Eagle Valley Elementary’s Battle of the Books program! Your financial support helps us continue this beneficial and rewarding reading incentive program and directly benefits the children of our neighborhood. This continued support and generosity demonstrates Direct Communication’s commitment to our schools and community and is greatly appreciated!”
Jefferson Clark of Frontier Middle School said: “We are so grateful for the generous donations of Direct Communications. They freely give of their time and resources each year to benefit student learning and safety. There are two programs in particular that Direct Communications supports and sustains. First is the Candy Bars for Stars program that incentivizes students to achieve good grades each term and maintain perfect attendance in return for a candy bar of their choice. The second is the generous donation of $500 to support our Hope Squad group. This group helps raise awareness for suicide prevention and provides a safe environment for our students. Thank you Direct Communications for making Frontier a better place!”
Diane Bradshaw, Direct Communications Community Relations Director, said: “One of my favorite aspects of my job is the opportunity I have to present donations from Direct Communications to schools in Eagle Mountain. I love working for a company who values education and is willing to invest in the kids in Eagle Mountain. We have a great community and great teachers and counselors in our schools who use the money to benefit as many kids as possible.”
Susie Scherer- Director of Ranches Academy stated: “This year we will use the money for library books and to help pay for field trips. Thank you so much for including us.”
Vicki Smith at Pony Express Elementary said: “I’m happy that Direct Communication is so supportive of our schools! Thank you for your continued donation. It is extremely helpful to have money that we can apply to an area of interest and passion. I plan to apply the $500 toward purchasing items/materials needed for hands on learning experiences by students. We are trying to incorporate lessons using science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). In so doing, we have found that many lessons require items that we have not yet purchased. This money will allow us to continue working in this area.Again, thank you so much for thinking of us and for your generosity.”