The Winston School has long been a leader in science education. It is widely renowned for two remarkable programs: Winston Science and the Winston Solar Car Challenge. The annual Winston Science competition invites private, public, and homeschooled students in and around Dallas to translate scientific knowledge into real-world projects. Even more famous is the Winston Solar Car Challenge. Teams design and build solar-powered vehicles and then race them at Texas Motor Speedway. With plans underway to break ground on The Winston Center for the Arts this summer, more classroom space will become available in the current building to expand hands-on, learning applications. With the assistance of Winston parent, Sharron Hunt, $85,000 has been secured and donated to the Winston Science Department, along with a special gift from Ms. Hunt. Through contributions from Lyda Hill, The Stephen M. Seay Foundation and Sharron Hunt, the Winston School Science Department will be able to provide the best learning opportunities in the area of science.
The generous $60,000 donation from Lyda Hill is furnishing all of the science classrooms. Supplies, microscopes, specimens, laptops and workstations will enhance the scientific study and research by Winston students. Funding from this contribution will also allow Winston’s science faculty the opportunity to attend advanced professional development training.
Furthermore, The Stephen M. Seay Foundation has joined the project by donating $25,000 for the creation of two new science labs. Through donations from both Foundations, these labs will also be fully equipped.
Another exciting contribution was made by Winston parent, Sharron Hunt, who redirected $10,000 of her donation to The Perot Museum for the creation of a learning partnership between The Perot Museum and The Winston School. As a result of this partnership, The Perot Museum will bring demonstrations and learning sessions to the Winston campus and also facilitate field trips to its museum for Winston science students. Additionally, The Perot Museum will partner with Winston this year for the school’s annual Winston Science competition.
We at the Winston School are thrilled to receive these generous contributions to our science program, for they will allow our extraordinary students the opportunity to further continue their investigation, exploration, and discovery of the wonders of our natural world.