The annual award defines community and business leaders who significantly influence student achievement, enhance the school environment, and encourage creativity and innovation within Prince William County.
Business partners are nominated by Division schools and departments and are reviewed and selected by a committee coordinated through the Office of Community and Business Engagement and SPARK, the Education Foundation for Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS).
In early 2017, C & A Scientific donated over $300,000 in new scientific equipment that was distributed to every school in the county through their partnership with SPARK. In addition, C & A Scientific provided professional development to over 90 PWCS teachers. The product donation further supported STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) based-education to nearly 90,000 students across 100 schools in grades K-12 in the county.
“We are honored to receive this award and support our local community,” says Trent Middleton, vice president at C & A Scientific. Middleton is also a former science teacher who understands how important STEM-based skills are in today’s students. “Being able to support STEM through partnerships in our community and with our clients, is key to not only advancing the industry, but allows students of all ages access to science products that develop core skills they need to succeed today – and help them become leaders of tomorrow in career fields in science, technology, engineering, and math.”
Media inquiries to Prince William County Schools and SPARK can be directed to Sharon Henry at 703.791.8002 or henrysw(at)pwcs(dot)edu. C & A Scientific media inquiries can be directed to 703.330.1413 or matthew(at)cnascientific(dot)com.
Photo Note- Trent Middleton, second from the right, gathers with other winners and PWCS faculty and board members during the recognition ceremony.