Glenn S. Koocher, executive director of the state school committee association, presented the awards at a ceremony yesterday afternoon in Nypro's Union Street lobby attended by about 50 Nypro executives and employees, high school students from the FIRST program, the School Committee, and school administrators. Robert D. Ebstein, School Committee chairman, described Mr. Lankton's and Nypro's generosity as legendary. He said about 500 high school students have participated in the FIRST program, which is designed to foster an interest in science and engineering. The Clinton-Nypro team has the best overall record in the competition, winning it the first year, and bringing home awards and good standings just about every year since. In fact, at a regional competition last weekend, this year's team advanced to the finals and won two special awards. “It has been 18 years of sweat and tears, hard work, missed dinners, and late nights. And 18 years of love and dedication,” said Alfred J. Cotton of Nypro.Congratulations to Nypro and Lankton for this well-deserved honor.
Nypro, Lankton honored for support to education
Nypro Inc. and its founder, Gordon Lankton, will be honored this year by the Massachusetts Association of School Committees for being an outstanding school partner, and for community leadership. According to this story in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Lankton and Nypro were picked because of their long-time support for the annual FIRST robotics competition. Here's some more details from the Worcester story:
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