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Amazon Makes Surprise Technology Donation to Holmes Middle

Amazon surprised Holmes Middle School students on Thursday with an announcement about $10,000 of new Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) tools - including 3D printers - being gifted to them by the online retail giant.

The company - which has a significant economic presence in Northern Kentucky - was represented by Chris Bateman and other employees at the event, which was attended by local officials such as Kenton County Judge/Executive Kris Knochelmann, Covington Mayor Joe Meyer, and members of the Covington Board of Education, as well as Tri-ED president Dan Tobergte.

Students were kept in the dark about the purpose of the event.

STEM-related supplies donated by Amazon to Holmes include two 3D printers, VEX robotics kits, Raspberry Pi build-your-own computers, and science kits. This gift will help provide teachers with resources to make learning fun and interactive for students while developing critical skills future jobs, the company said. 

"Today we are excited to announce that Amazon is donating $10,000 in STEM-related technology to Holmes Middle School," Bateman said. "We hope this helps teachers with access to the right tools that make learning fun and interactive for students while developing critical skills for future jobs."

-Staff report

"Today we are excited to announce that Amazon is donating $10,000 in STEM-related technology to Holmes Middle School. We hope this helps teachers with access to the right tools that make learning fun and interactive for students while developing critical skills for future jobs."

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