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MSI starts a fundraising Stampede

First Posted: 12:04 pm - June 11th, 2015 Updated: 12:04 pm - June 11th, 2015.

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Ron Smith, chairman of the The Mavericks Stampede, his wife Pam and MSI Executive Director Marie Milam stand together.

FAIRFIELD COUNTY — Midlands S.T.E.M. Institute has started its capital fundraising campaign called The Mavericks Stampede.

The campaign, which is being chaired by Ron Smith, is aimed at raising funds for the school, which opened its doors this year at 112 Crane St. in Winnsboro.

Smith made the first donation of $2,000 to kick off the campaign.

“My wife and I strongly believe every community should have optimal choices of education for all students and their parents,” Smith said. “Therefore, we are proud to chair and donate to the Mustang Stampede Capital Campaign for the Midlands STEM School.”

Midlands S.T.E.M. Institute has experienced great growth its first year, winning competitions with the MSI’s chess team; immersing in Chinese culture and language with the help of the Confucius Institute; and exploring new territories in education and learning.

The school’s mascot was selected by the students this year as the Maverick, an animal known for its boundless energy and untamed spirit.

The Mavericks Stampede was created by Smith to assist MSI’s need for more resources and space so the school can continue to develop its potential.

MSI is a public charter school but only receives state and federal money on a per student basis. It does not receive local funds.

Send an email to info@midlandsstem.org or visit www.midlandsstem.org for more information.

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