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Brief - Lake Orion wins Chrysler grant

January 09, 2013 - Lake Orion Schools was awarded $6,400 from the Chrysler Foundation to aid the LOHS FIRST team.

The Chrysler Foundation awarded grants totaling $147,000 to 25 elementary, middle and high school The grants will help the teams offset costs associated with items such as registration fees, parts and materials and team apparel.

This year, The Chrysler Foundation has committed a total of $181,000 to FIRST teams and programs in Alabama, Arizona, Indiana, Michigan and Ontario, Canada.

"The FIRST program is an ideal platform for inspiring the next generation of science and technology leaders that are vital to our industry as well as many others," said Mark Chernoby, Head of Vehicle Engineering and Vice President - Executive Coordinator, Chrysler Group LLC. "We hope that by engaging students at an early age, we can provide the spark that inspires them to become tomorrow's engineers."

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