February 1, 2012

State of Alabama
Press Release: Alabama Department of Commerce

Raytheon Follows Up Hackleburg High Donation

Published: January 31, 2012
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Raytheon donated 100 computers to tornado-damaged Marion County's Hackleburg High School last fall to help students beginning the year in temporary classrooms have on-campus Internet access. Earlier this month, Raytheon leaders met with Principal Johnny Hardin to complete the donation and talk about an ongoing relationship with the company.

"In addition to the computer donations, Raytheon is interested in promoting math and science education in the local community long-term and supports several initiatives, including MathMovesU and MATHCOUNTS, that will be used to reach students throughout the county," said Keith Cooper, director of Logistics Services for Raytheon Technical Service's Mission Support Operations.

"Raytheon has more than 550 employees in the Huntsville area, and collectively our six businesses are partnering to encourage employee involvement in the communities where they live and work," he said in a company statement.

MathMovesU is a Raytheon initiative that targets middle school students to encourage their interest in math and science education. MathMovesU.com engages students by illustrating the connection between math and science and the typical interests and passions of "tweens," including music, fashion and sports.

Raytheon also supports MATHCOUNTS, a national math enrichment, coaching and competition program.

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