Boeing's $25,000 John D. Warner Award for Excellence in Education Surprises, Delights Seattle's Maple Elementary School
The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] surprised Seattle's Maple Elementary School
students and staff with the fifth annual John D. Warner Award for Excellence
in Education Wednesday during a spirited school assembly. Here (from
left to right) , Bob Watt, vice president, State & Local Government & Global
Corporate Citizenship, The Boeing Company; Maple Elementary Principal Pat Hunter
and retired Boeing Chief Administrative Officer John D. Warner proudly display
the $25,000 award check.
The unrestricted grant rewards Puget Sound-area K-12 public schools that demonstrate
excellence in school leadership, teacher excellence and student learning. Boeing
selected the Beacon Hill school based on its students' steady improvement
in Washington Assessment of Student Learning achievement test scores.
Boeing created the grant to honor John D. Warner, who retired as Boeing's
chief administrative officer in 2003 after a long and distinguished career
with the company. The award recognizes Warner's longtime and continuing
dedication to reforming public education.
As an additional treat, Boeing also delivered 18 boxes of 787 Dreamliner LEGO® models
to the school -- one for each classroom, plus 787 Dreamliner magnets directing
teachers to a Boeing Web site highlighting some of the company's newest
products at http://www.newairplane.com/.