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Ulysses High School Received H.U.G.S. Grant

Joe Denoyer - June 26, 2017 1:49 pm

ULYSSES, Kan.— Pioneer Electric Cooperative Helping Us Give to Society (H.U.G.S.) representatives presented the Ulysses High School Business CTE Department with a check for $2,500 to enhance the school’s student-run Skreened and U-Print design courses.

The grant will go toward the purchase of a vinyl printer and cutting machine, as well as ink color pouches to help students get real-world business experience. The programs are designed to provide purposeful instruction while instilling meaningful content and concepts to students. Currently, students enrolled in Skreened and U-Print courses fill orders for various screen print projects. The new machines will add additional opportunities for students to hone their skills.

“Students will learn how to create banners, vinyl t-shirt designs and other vinyl printing projects,” said Teacher Suzann Bouray. “They will learn how to work with local clients, take and process orders, create designs and sell products. Our hope is that this will become a self-sustaining program and provide students with an understanding of all that is required to run a business. Thank you to Pioneer Electric and the H.U.G.S. grant program for the opportunity to diversify the students’ graphic design skills.”

The school then hopes to open this new service up to the public after students become accustomed to the program and anticipates that the new machines will be ready for use by the start of the fall. Additional information regarding the new machines is available by contacting the school at 620-356-1380.

“We are excited to be able to partner with the school in this project,” said H.U.G.S. member and Vice President of Energy Services Anita Wendt. “This is a great opportunity for these students to get a first-hand look at maintaining a business. We hope that the school and the students get many years of use out this new equipment!”


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