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Frankfort-Schuyler gets $5,000 for technology improvements after fire

By WKTV News

The contractor building the Quad C Project at SUNYIT in Marcy isn't just constructing a multi-million dollar, high-tech facility. He's also helping to build the engineers who will one day fill it.
"You get what you give. It's better to give than it is to receive," says Bruno Ozols, construction director for M&W Group.
A fire two months ago Tuesday destroyed two engineering classrooms at Frankfort-Schuyler Junior-Senior High School, as well as computers and equipment. Ozols greeted students Tuesday on their first day back in one of the classrooms with a $5,736 check. He's leaving it to the school to use it as they see fit to advance Project Lead the Way, which offers students a hands-on approach to learning.
"It's more learning about what you're going to use, when you graduate and if you do go into the field of engineering, it's what you want to use," says freshman Nick Cacciatore.
Ozols says investing in a community's young people not only feels good, it pays dividends.
"Because if you don't go into a community and try to help them, and not every community has everything we need when we construct a project, so if we don't teach them what we need, that project will never be successful."
Frankfort-Schuyler Superintendent Robert Reina says the money will be used to get the engineering classrooms back up to speed following the October fire.

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