Thurston High School received a grant from the Margaret Dunning Foundation

Thurston High School received a grant of $190,000 from the Margaret Dunning Foundation to support their new automotive space. 

The new automotive space is part of the district’s efforts to revive their former auto program at Thurston High School and aids in their overall mission for innovative learning. Students who complete this program will be able to receive an ASE Level 1 Certification upon high school graduation.

Thurston High School will be working with community partner, George Matick Chevrolet, giving students the opportunity for work placement right after high school. Students interested in continuing their education will be eligible to attend Macomb Community College or Henry Ford College.

The funds granted to Thurston went towards all of the equipment needed for the program, including work benches, tools, auto lifts, safety systems, installation, and much more.

In honor of the grant, the SRSD will name the space ‘The Dunning Auto Shop’ after Margaret Dunning.