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Lucille Brown Middle wins $100,000 grant for state-of-the-art STEM lab

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Posted at 3:52 PM, Dec 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-18 16:46:12-05

RICHMOND, Va. — Thanks to fan voting, Lucille Brown Middle School has won a state-of-the-art $100,000 STEM lab makeover as part of Northrop Grumman Foundation’s Fab School Labs contest.

The Richmond school is one of five schools in the country to be awarded the grant.

“We are incredibly excited,” said Lucille Brown principal Jonathan Morris. “We would like to thank Richmond Public Schools and the entire RVA community for supporting our school!”

Lucille Brown Middle School was one of 20 middle schools in the country selected to compete in the competition based on a scoring system that included existing classroom/lab resources, level of need, students impacted, feasibility of upgrades and their vision for a state-of-the-art science lab.

The Richmond community then voted on November 19, for the most deserving school through a Facebook campaign.

“This is a great example of how Richmond can rally together for the benefit of a good cause,” said Morris. “We are so thrilled to have this opportunity to acquire the best equipment available anywhere for our students.”

Lucille Brown Middle will now work with a design and engineering company to build a lab with all of the tools, resources and furnishings needed.