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Moffat County High School receives funding from AmeriGas

Program aims to include more Craig schools next year

AmeriGas Propane representative Kathy Marshall, left, presents a check for $1,997 to Moffat County High School Principal Thom Schnellinger, right, and MCHS health technician Katrina Willey on Tuesday afternoon. The AmeriGas School Days program awards as much as $2,000 to participating schools that raise funds by collecting receipts from propane consumers. The business provides 2 cents for every gallon shown on the paperwork turned into the school.

— One business is helping to keep the flame of education burning bright.

Moffat County High School recently received a check for nearly $2,000 from AmeriGas Propane as part of the company's School Days program. For the past several months, MCHS has offered a collection box for receipts from AmeriGas customers, and for each gallon of propane accounted for, the business contributes 2 cents to the school in question.

MCHS garnered enough receipts from the community to bring in a total $1,997.85 from AmeriGas, altogether nearly 100,000 gallons of propane.

Kathy Marshall, AmeriGas customer relations representative, presented the funding to MCHS Principal Thom Schnellinger on Tuesday afternoon.

"With everything that gets cut, this can help with a lot of it," Marshall said. "New sports stuff, uniforms, supplies for the school, whatever they want to use it for."

The amount raised isn't yet committed to a specific part of MCHS, but as Schnellinger pointed out, every little bit helps in the educational process.

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"This will go a long way to help out the program needs," he said after accepting the check.

Marshall added that she is working on getting more area schools involved with the program, likely beginning with the 2014-15 school year.

MCHS health technician Katrina Willey was instrumental in getting the school registered for School Days.

"We're really hoping to do it again next year, and we're hoping that every school can be involved next year because it's a great thing," she said.

Contact Andy Bockelman at 970-875-1793 or abockelman@CraigDailyPress.com or follow him on Twitter @CDP_Education.