Salem School Division Superintendent, Dr. Alan Seibert, is pleased to announce that Deggeller Attractions, the midway partner of the Salem Fair since its creation 32 years ago, has donated $10,000 to the Salem School Division to create a Maker Space at Andrew Lewis Middle School.
A “Maker Space” is a workspace designed for creating, learning, exploring and sharing by using a variety of tools ranging from 3D printers to Legos. Salem used the generous Community Investment donation from the Deggeller family to transform a computer lab in the Andrew Lewis Middle School library into this new learning space.
“Thanks to this incredible gift, every Salem student who passes through middle school will now have a chance to create in this vibrant learning environment,” says Seibert. “This new area will further advance our personalized learning initiatives, and it is yet another example of a private entity investing in our children.”
The new Andrew Lewis Maker Space will be available for all students in the school and it will feature a menagerie of hands-on activities that will be relatable to current studies in a variety of subjects.
“As a father, I am extremely excited about playing a role in the creation of this cutting-edge learning space,” says Andy Deggeller, General Manager of Deggeller Attractions, Inc. “Our family and the City of Salem have been fortunate to share a mutually beneficial relationship for decades, and we are honored to make this contribution to the next generation of learners and fairgoers in Salem.”
The 2019 Salem Fair will feature 14-acres of Deggeller rides, games and concessions on the Taliaferro Complex midway from July 3-14. Get complete info at SalemFair.com