2014 Mason Gala raises money for schools

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By Micaela Colonna
Mason Times staff writer

The Mason Public Schools Foundation held its annual Red Carpet Gala at Michigan State University’s Spartan Stadium Tower on Saturday, Feb. 1. Mason residents, faculty and students alike attended the event to raise money for Mason Public Schools. The evening consisted of silent and live auctions, presentations, dinner, live entertainment and prizes.

 The Dart Foundation and the Dart Energy Foundation were this year’s recipients of the Top Dog Award, an honor given to those who have made significant donations to the foundation and Mason schools. Last year, both organizations donated to the Mason Public Schools Foundation. This allowed the STEM Education Coalition, a program focusing on science, technology, engineering and mathematics, to be integrated into the curricula of Mason’s elementary schools.

STEM encourages the elementary students to work together and problem-solve using Legos to interactively apply science to their everyday lives. Faculty and students alike expressed their appreciation.

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