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Washington River Protection Solutions Donates $127,000 for STEM Education

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KENNEWICK, WA -  Students in the Tri-Cities got a huge amount of money for their education Thursday at Highland Middle School in Kennewick.

Washington River Protection Solution presented a check for $127,000 to grow local science, technology, engineering and math programs in the Tri-Cities

Students from kindergarten to college will benefit from the donation.

James Taylor works with AESOM, the company who owns WRPA says giving money toward STEM education is especially important.

"I'm investing in the future  and it's a little selfish because it helps us and it helps our ability to manage these high risk, high hazard programs because we need innovation, we need technology to be successful and it'll take creative young folks coming out of school to do that," Taylor said.

The money will be divided among the Mid-Columbia STEM education network, WSU Tri-Cities, Columbia Basin College and organizations like the REACH and the Boys and Girls Club.