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Dakota Meadows Middle School receives grant from Consolidated Communications for school's robotics teams

The company’s educational grant program providing support for school’s robotics program; Grant to support expansion of STEM and project-based-learning program


North Mankato, Minn. Sept. 22, 2023 – Dakota Meadows Middle School (DMMS) was recently awarded a $5,000 grant for its robotics program from Consolidated Communication’s Consolidated Connects Educational Grant Program. The program directs support to K-12 schools within the company’s service area in support of innovative, technology-focused learning programs that advance creative student learning, develop 21st century skills and promote critical thinking.

Grant funding will support the Vex Robotics teams at DMMS, including the ability to provide students with better equipment and for the expansion from five to six middle schools teams.

“VEX Robotics students at DMMS constantly work on building the best robot that they can to solve unique problems and win the competition. Their ability to look at problems and work as a team to solve them builds confidence and life-long skills that they will use when they enter the workforce in the future. This grant will help these students have access to the materials they need to be successful this year and for years to come. We are grateful to receive this grant and look forward to putting it to good use," said Kristen Olinger, DMMS VEX Robotics Coach.

“Consolidated Communications is proud to support such an enriching program for local students to gain hands on skills and real-world experiences,” said Jennifer Spaude, senior vice president of corporate communications. “Just as we invest in our local broadband networks, our Consolidated Connects Educational Grant Program is another investment in the youth in our communities. We are committed to making our communities stronger through support of education programs like this, which help students learn, grow and thrive.”

About Dakota Meadows Middle School

Dakota Meadows Middle School, located in North Mankato, is a middle school serving students in grades 6-8. With a student population of approximately 900, we provide a quality education and fostering personal growth. Mankato Area Public Schools is committed to working together equitably, so that each learner has the knowledge and skills to be a successful and contributing citizen in a diverse global society.

About Consolidated Communications
Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNSL) is dedicated to moving people, businesses and communities forward by delivering the most reliable fiber communications solutions. Consumers, businesses and wireless and wireline carriers depend on Consolidated for a wide range of high-speed internet, data, phone, security, cloud and wholesale carrier solutions. With a network spanning more than 57,500 fiber route miles, Consolidated is a top 10 U.S. fiber provider, turning technology into solutions that are backed by exceptional customer support. Learn more at Connect with us on social media.

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