Romeoville business owner invests in community
2/11/2020, 8:58 p.m.
For the ninth year in a row, Mr. Mohammed Qurashi has donated $500 to math and science programs in Valley View Schools on behalf of the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance Program.
Lukancic Middle School is this year’s beneficiary of ExxonMobil’s generosity and Mr. Qurashi’s dedication to doing what he can to help his community. Mr. Qurashi is the Owner and President of the Romeoville Mobil station located at 135th St. and Illinois Route 53. Lukancic will use the money to help supplement the school’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) program and activities.
Asst. Principal Mr. Joshua Gage accepted the donation on behalf of Lukancic Middle School saying, “We deeply appreciate Mr. Qurashi’s annual commitment to our schools and our community. He is a strong advocate for the education of students in the sciences and math because he understands those subjects lead to careers in technology and engineering.”
The ExxonMobil Educational Alliance Program seeks to create “aha” moments for students by providing STEM funds to schools all over the country. This in an example of Goal 4 of the VVSD Strategic Plan in action, which is to advance partnerships with families and community members to achieve the District’s mission and vision.