DeForest Area School District receives grant from DuPont Pioneer

Pictured, L-R: Shelly Minick, DuPont Pioneer Grant Sponsor; accepting the grant from DeForest Area High School is Matt Chrisler – Health Teacher, Robyn Tisch – Physical Education Teacher, Machell Schwarz – Principal; and Pioneer Sales Rep Jason Link

$1,000 grant to promote healthy lifestyles

The DeForest Area School District is pleased to announce that DuPont Pioneer donated $1,000 toward a mobile learning effort that promotes healthy lifestyles.

The grant will specifically be used to purchase I-pads to assess physical activity and help students learn about nutrition. Shelly Minick with DuPont Pioneer in DeForest sponsored the grant.

“I commend the work of the school in working with our youth to learn about nutrition and adopting more active lifestyles which includes healthy eating,” said Minick.

“We want to thank DuPont Pioneer for this grant. We plan to use these funds to work with students in grades 9-12 via the use of I-pads to assess their physical activity, nutrition and to implement advocacy projects aimed at healthy living,” said Robyn Tisch with DeForest Area School District.

Pioneer makes contributions to community-based organizations on behalf of the business and employees. Consideration for outreach grants are given to communities where Pioneer representatives, employees and customers live and work and that support quality-of-life initiatives to create an improved, sustainable lifestyle for people worldwide.

DuPont Pioneer is the world’s leading developer and supplier of advanced plant genetics, providing high-quality seeds to farmers in more than 90 countries. Pioneer provides agronomic support and services to help increase farmer productivity and profitability and strives to develop sustainable agricultural systems for people everywhere. Science with Service Delivering Success®.

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders, we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit

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