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Buckeye, TCHS STEM Club team up for ‘hometown’ work program


For many years, one of the stated goals of economic developers and local officials, when talking about creating jobs, has been to “keep local children from leaving and not coming back” after graduation.

The county’s largest employer–Buckeye Technology–and the Taylor County High School STEM Club recently joined forces in an effort to help bring a few more local youth back to their hometown, at least based on comments made by the students involved.

PHOTOS: Members of the Taylor County High School (TCHS) STEM Club made a presentation Wednesday morning to school district officials and Buckeye Florida management after spending a week shadowing engineers at the facility. Shown above are: (from l to r) STEM sponsor Jessica Curry, Superintendent Paul Dyal, Dylan Strickland, Eric Morgan, Evan Grambling, Buckeye Employee Relations Manager Shirley Boulware, Plant Technology Manager Bob Cate, Grant Parker, Pulping Engineering Supply Manager Steve Legge, Daniel Dudley, Justin Calhoun, Purification Team Development Manager and Pulping Quality Manager Brad Curry and TCHS Principal Audie Ash.

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