TAMKO Building Products, Inc., one of the largest privately-owned manufacturers of commercial and residential roofing products, recently donated $12,000 to the Joplin, Missouri High School (JHS) Constitution Team. The donation was made to help the team fund their trip to the national “We The People” competition in Washington D.C. The competition was held April 22-26, 2016.
With a total of 15 team members, the JHS Constitution Team had a difficult time raising all the funds needed for their journey to Washington D.C. The estimated cost for the trip was $1,600 per student, making it rather expensive to attend the competition. Fortunately, TAMKO Building Products stepped in to sponsor the team so the group could compete at the national level.
“I’ve had a few team members come to me and explain that they weren’t sure they could raise the funds needed for their portion of the trip, so they were willing to excuse themselves from the competition,” said William Keczkemethy, JHS Teacher and Constitution Team Coach. “It was devastating. But now, they no longer have that burden thanks to the generous donation from TAMKO.”
He continued, “I want to express my appreciation for TAMKO. This donation demonstrates how important local businesses are in our education system. When we support local businesses, these businesses can support local education.”
TAMKO President and CEO David Humphreys said, “We think it’s important to support students in our area, especially when they reach this level of national competition. TAMKO has supported the JHS Constitution Team in the past and we are happy to continue that support this year.”
Founded in 1944 in Joplin, TAMKO Building Products, Inc. is one of the nation’s largest privately-owned manufacturers of commercial and residential roofing products, decking and railing products, cements, coatings and waterproofing. To learn more about TAMKO, visit www.tamko.com.