Money received to start Lead the Way program in all HSV schools

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)-- More students than ever will have access to special science, technology, engineering, and mathematics programs, Huntsville City educators said Tuesday.

Lockheed Martin partnered with Lead the Way and Huntsville City Schools, donating $200,000 to start the program in k-5 classrooms.

Grades 6-12 are already able to participate, but with this donation, Superintendent Casey Wardynski says there will be 100% implementation.

Rex Bollinger, Sr. VP of Project Lead the Way, said, "With the partnering of Lockheed Martin, Project Lead the Way, and Huntsville City Schools, big things are going to happen for our children."

Lockheed Martin VP Jim Rogers echoed that sentiment, adding there is a need to continue investing in children's education, fostering future engineers.

"Because our company is over 50 percent engineers, we wanted to continue that education," he said.

The goal is to use education to inspire students, so hopefully the schoolwork can transition into a career.