Kearney HS receives engineering grant

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By Tim McNicholas

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Updated: Wed, 30 Oct 2013 09:57:13 CST

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It's stuff that goes over most of our heads but there are Kearney High School sophomores starting to grasp it.

The Eaton Corporation presented a $20,000 dollar grant today to Kearney High School's Lead the Way project.

Lead the Way is a structured engineering program in its 3rd year.

Over 100 students are in the program.

Eaton chose K.H.S. because they'd like to see local engineering talent emerge in the future.

High School engineering programs are becoming few and far between.

But K.H.S. students are excited to see their school expand Lead the Way.

"As soon as I started doing it, it just kinds of overwhelmed me and now I just want to do everything I guess," KHS sophomore Gabriel Crocker said.

That grant will allow K–H–S to add a whole new class in 2014: "Problem Solving in Engineering."