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SEMPRA continues support to Simpson County School District

Herman Duckworth, Plant Superintendent of MS HUB, Inc., presented the Simpson County School District with a check to continue their support for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) initiatives at Magee High School and the Simpson County Technical Center. The funds have been directed to the STEM class at Magee High School taught by Donny Corkern, who has used the money to purchase new computer technology and software and introduce the latest technology involving robotics and drones to his students. At the Technical Center, the funds are used in the Polymer Science lab taught by Dr. David Nicolas, where students are learning the chemical properties of plastics and the uses for those products.

Superintendent Greg Paes commented that the ongoing support of SEMPRA and MS HUB, Inc. have been an invaluable resource to the students in our district who are focusing on science and technology and learning how math and engineering can be a part of their career path in the future. Accepting the check from Herman Duckworth on behalf of the District is Associate Superintendent Dr. Tom Duncan.

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Patrice is married to Greg Boykin and they have two sons, Bradley & Alex Boykin. Patrice is a lifetime resident of Simpson County. Patrice retired after 25 years in the Insurance industry where 23 of those years were with State Farm Insurance in Magee. She is very active in the community and has served in several leadership roles. Patrice has been a Secretary for the Magee Touchdown Club for 19 years and President of the MS Scholars of Simpson County. Patrice was a member of the Magee Adopt A School Program. She was elected to a term on the Simpson County School Board. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Magee Chamber of Commerce. She serves on the Keep Magee Beautiful Committee and is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Simpson County Technical Center. Patrice is a member of the Simpson County Republican Executive Committee. Multiple times, Patrice was named Parent of the Year for Magee Schools as well as District Parent of the Year for the Simpson County School District. Patrice & her family are members of New Hope Baptist Church.

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