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MHS Receives $10,000 Lockheed Martin Grant For Cybersecurity Course

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Date: 01/10/22

Mustang High School Receives $10,000 Lockheed Martin Grant For Cybersecurity Course

(Mustang, Oklahoma – January 10, 2022) – When Mustang High School (MHS) students return to classes in August 2022, there will be a new opportunity afforded them through a grant which will allow for the creation of a CyberSecurity course.

Under the leadership of Assistant Principal Melanie Hix, MHS received a Project Lead the Way (PLTW)/Lockheed Martin grant in the amount of $10,000.  According to Sara Wright, Director of School Success for PLTW, MHS was the only Oklahoma school to receive the grant.  Since 2007, Lockheed Martin has partnered with PLTW to address the nation’s critical need for future engineers, computer scientists, and math- and science-trained professionals, and to equip all students with the knowledge and skills they need to thrive.

The grant is to be used for the implementation of the PLTW Computer Science Cybersecurity course for the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 academic years.  “MHS personnel are thrilled to bring this opportunity to students for years to come,” said MPS Director of Federal Programs Marva Oard.  “PLTW courses are currently taught in Mustang's intermediate and middle schools, but the Cybersecurity course will be the first PLTW course provided to MHS students.”

“We could not be more proud and excited about this opportunity,” Superintendent Charles Bradley said.  “These funds will allow us to purchase the needed curriculum pieces and offer this exciting new opportunity for our students.”  

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The Mustang Public School District covers over 72 square miles in Oklahoma and Canadian counties with the City of Mustang at its center. The district is the largest employer in Canadian County, with more than 1,500 certified and support employees. As one of Oklahoma’s Top Workplaces, the school district offers a comprehensive compensation package for full-time employees, in addition to a satisfying working environment. There are eight elementary schools (grades PreK-4), three intermediate centers (grades 5-6), three middle schools (grades 7-8), one high school (grades 9-12), and an educational center which houses pre-kindergarten and alternative education. 
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