FORT MILL — The Automotive Technology students and staff at Nation Ford High School received a van through Comporium Communications’ Vehicle Donation Program.
Fort Mill School Board Chairman Patrick White who is also the vice president of supply chain for Comporium, said the gift fills a need created by a reduction in funding to public schools.
“Since the recession, the majority of school funding has gone to support classroom teachers. Without the help of Comporium’s donation, the automotive class at Nation Ford High School would never have been able to purchase a utility van for their program. This is another example of how our company plays a key role in supporting education in the communities we serve,” White said.
Mark Adams, head of the Auto Tech Dept. at Nation Ford, said, “My students, administration, and I were very excited to receive this van donation from Comporium. We have received several cars/trucks in the past, but nothing this nice. Our plans with the van are to use it for school activities where an extra capacity vehicle is needed. It’s already reserved for February when the Junior ROTC is going to a rifle competition in Tennessee.”
Adams said, “The district’s activity bus will be transporting ROTC students, but they had no safe area to store their competition gear. The van will be perfect for that. The auto tech students will continue the excellent service routine this vehicle has been given. Even our graphic design class is planning to make some nice vinyl stickers for the sides. I have a feeling we will find a lot of uses for this van.”