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Plainfield South High School science teacher receives grant

Pictured (from left) are Plainfield South Assistant Principal Phillip Pakowski; Plainfield South Principal Bob Yanello; Jennifer Woods, grant winner and Plainfield South science teacher; Brian Hopkins, president/owner of Window World of Joliet; and Sandra McKinney, chairperson of the Plainfield South math and science department.
Pictured (from left) are Plainfield South Assistant Principal Phillip Pakowski; Plainfield South Principal Bob Yanello; Jennifer Woods, grant winner and Plainfield South science teacher; Brian Hopkins, president/owner of Window World of Joliet; and Sandra McKinney, chairperson of the Plainfield South math and science department.

PLAINFIELD – Plainfield South High School science teacher Jennifer Woods received a $1,000 check from Window World of Joliet on Aug. 30 to use for science, technology, engineering and math work in her freshman classroom.

Woods was one of eight applicants to earn the grant. More than 30 teachers applied for the grant. Woods' students will use the grant to analyze energy consumption in their own homes to decrease each home's energy use while teaching the student a real-world application of the STEM fields.

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