Glenwood School received a $10,000 grant from University of Missouri Science and Technology (Missouri S&T), Rolla, Tuesday afternoon as part of the Southern Ozarks Alliance for Rural Development (S.O.A.R.) program. The funds will be used for a new science lab and the purchase of Chromebook laptops for students to use in class. The S.O.A.R. program is designed to help rural schools develop science, technology, engineering and math curricula and encourage students to develop related skills. “Tech tools are just as important pencils,” said 155th District State Rep. Karla Eslinger of Wasola. “Rural children need the same access to these tools as others.” Front row, from left: Principal Denny Melvin, School Counselor Mariah Hayes, Curriculum Director Lucas Brown and Eslinger. Back row: 154th District State Rep. David Evans of West Plains, 33rd District State Sen. Mike Cunningham of Rogersville, S.O.A.R. representative Wendell Bailey, Glenwood Superintendent Wayne Stewart and Missouri S&T Senior Program Director Dave Hasik.