On November 15, 2011, Devon Energy awarded a $40,000 grant to the Lovington High School Science Department. The grant was made as part of Devon’s company-wide initiative – $40K for Kids – which is providing eight grants to educational organizations in seven states in recognition of Devon’s 40 years in business. The energy-related science program at Lovington High was selected among 46 worthy applicants from schools and nonprofit organizations across New Mexico.
The Lovington science program fouces on petroleum production and alternative energy creation, including the making of bio-diesel, ethanol and wind energy. Students produce the alternative energies as part of their practical hands-on training. Lovington High School works with New Mexico Junior College, and the hight school students receive dual credit for their participation in the courses as well as real experiences that will help prepare them for a wide variety of jobs in the energy industry.
With the $40 K for Kids grant, Lovington High School will be able to expand their energy-based curriculum and further enhance the their laboratory, ensuring that the students and teachers have the equipment necessary to maximize the impact of their time in class.