Racine Lutheran High School recently dedicated its renovated science lab during a donor-appreciation reception.
Significant grants were received from SC Johnson, the Violet and Harold Jaeke Foundation, Inc., the John Bleeke Memorial, LCMS Foundation, the Lang Family Foundation, and the Siebert Lutheran Foundation plus contributions from other generous donors.
Don Punswick, vice president of the Violet and Harold Jaeke Foundation’s board of directors feels the renovation of the science lab will enhance the level of education for the students at RLHS. He reports, “The Jaekes firmly believe that with a good, sound education, the future is unlimited. Having the right tools and dedicated teachers makes this possible.”
The renovation includes more than $150,000 in improvements. The lab provides students with expansive, flexible space for creating innovative projects and enhanced work areas to complement the scientific, engineering and technological college- and career-readiness initiatives, plus improved safety features such as air exchange and fume hoods.
Joining in the ribbon-cutting ceremony are: L-R Krista Long, RLHS development and alumni relations; Rick Ryddner, RLHS head custodian; Rachel Duchac, representing the John Bleeke Memorial; Don Punswick, vice president, the Violet and Harold Jaeke Foundation, Inc.; Jim Ladwig, director, global community affairs SC Johnson; Dave Burgess, RLHS executive director-principal; and Nate Bickel, RLHS head of buildings and grounds.