At the start of each school year, Kondex is paired with a group of high school technical education students eager to build a charcoal grill. This year, that school was our own Lomira High School – one of nine high schools participating in Project GRILL (Growing Readiness in Learning and Leading). This program of Envision Greater Fond du Lac aims to attract students to careers in manufacturing by tasking them with building a working charcoal grill from scratch. Students can seek guidance and input from their manufacturing business partner throughout the project in preparation for the big reveal at the close of the school year.
In a long-standing annual tradition, Kondex proudly awarded five $400 scholarships to Seniors at Lomira High School. The recipients are chosen based on their academics, future field of study, career goals, as well as participation in extracurricular clubs such as 4-H, Future Farmers of America (FFA), Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), and National Honor Society.