Greene County students get boost from $1 million grant

Legislators answering questions (Courtesy: Greene County Career Center)

XENIA, Ohio (WDTN) – Students in Greene County are getting a million dollar boost thanks to a grant from the State of Ohio.

Before the county’s legislative breakfast on Friday, officials announced the Straight A Grant.

The grant is worth nearly $1 million. It’s aimed at engineering and aerospace career development and instruction.

All 22,000 students in Greene County will have the opportunity to take advantage of the grant money.

The grant also ties in with the Greene County Career Center and its expanding engineering, manufacturing and information technology programming options (Take Flight Initiative) around the aerospace and aviation industries.

Several local schools were represented at Friday’s announcement, including Beavercreek, Bellbrook-Sugarcreek, Cedar Cliff, Fairborn, Greeneview, Xenia and Yellow Springs.

Local and state lawmakers, as well as representatives from U.S. Representative Mike Turner’s office attended the announcement as well. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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