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Blendtec Donation to Springville Junior High School

Submitted by lana.hiskey on Fri, 10/14/2011 - 4:52pm
Marin Rosenberg, SJHS Staff Writer

Recently, the company Blendtec donated eight blenders to the Springville Junior High School’s foods class. But they didn’t donate to just Springville Junior High, they donated blenders to all the secondary schools in Utah County. Caitlin Dinkle, ninth grade student at SJHS, and her dad, Ken, brought them in one day and now the foods class uses them almost everyday. On October sixth, the Blendtec Company came and did a demonstration at SJHS and all the students got to learn about the company and the blenders too.  When the company showed up, Tom Dickson, CEO of Blendtec set up a demonstration and showed all the kids stuff about the blenders. He does videos on YouTube and lots of the students enjoyed watching him blend glowsticks.  Mrs. Natalie Luke, foods teacher at SJHS, said, “Before, with our other blenders, they were very ineffective, and they would always break. These new ones haven’t had problems blending anything. We use our blenders a lot, and whenever they broke, it took us a while to fix them. The blenders are super powerful, and they can blend the craziest things like, soups, cookie dough, and even pies! We are so grateful for the generosity of Blendtec.”  Mr. Ken Van Ausdal, principal of SJHS, also expressed his appreciation for Blendtec's donation.  He said, "We are grateful for the generous donation; it will benefit our students for many years to come." Ashlyn Allred, a ninth- grade student, said, “They’re really nice, and electronic, and when you turn them on, they automatically start and they know when to stop.”  Preston Adams, another ninth grade student at SJHS, said, “The blenders light up and go all by themselves! I don’t have to do as much work.” ####