Conotton Valley Union Local School District Benefits from Community Donation

Kinder Morgan VP of Public Affairs Allen Fore visits with Conotton Valley Union Schools Superintendent Todd Herman and the varsity football team on July 11. The company is investing $55,000 to support the school’s athletic programs and Leader in Me curriculum, a program designed to develop students’ leadership and self-empowerment skills.

The Conotton Valley Union Local School District (CVUL) received a $55,000 donation from Kinder Morgan to support the district’s athletic programs and its “Leader in Me” curriculum for the 2016-2017 school year.

Allen Fore, vice president of public affairs for Kinder Morgan, presented the donation check to CVUL Superintendent Todd Herman during the Conotton Valley High School football team’s practice.

“We are thrilled that Kinder Morgan has committed this support to our district,” said Herman. “The impact the Leader in Me program will have on our district and community cannot be quantified. With Kinder Morgan’s help we are able to bring an added dimension to our educational environment and produce leaders in our community for tomorrow.”

The Leader in Me program, based upon “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” teaches 21st century leadership and life skills to students, and creates a culture of student empowerment based on the idea that every child can be a leader.

In addition to supporting athletic programs, the donation will help CVUL add certified instructors to implement the Leader in Me program to its full capacity, adding the district to the approximately 80 schools in Ohio, and 1,924 across the United States, already enrolled in the program.

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