Growing Our Future through Students
|Summer Hill student letter-writing contestants with Indira Williams, school principal (top left), Romaine Martin II (second from left) and Cheryl Yanoschak.|
Not only is their involvement in plant activities helping the operation be successful, it is helping prepare students at Summer Hill Elementary School to be successful in life. In addition to providing monetary support through the DuPont Community Fund (DCF), Zytel® employees participate in career day activities and provide student mentoring.
Employees recently provided the opportunity for students to tour the plant. They learned how an industrial operation works and what it takes to be able to work at one. The students received an inspirational talk from Merlyn Villery, Zytel® polymer specialist, and were treated to pizza for lunch. The students were selected based on their excellent work in a letter-writing contest conducted as part of the plant’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration.
|Summer Hill students eagerly await their tour while attending an orientation.|
“We have a great partnership with Summer Hill Elementary School,” said Cheryl Yanoschak, Richmond Zytel® plant manager. “But our employees are always looking for continuous improvement and we just knew that there was more we could do to engage further with our adopted school. We are thrilled to be a part of helping to grow the future through the students.”