Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I, LBT, SAM-New Windsor) today delivered a $50,000 grant to the Goshen Central School District for the purchase and installation of an Aviation, Drone Flight, and Cybersecurity lab at Goshen High School.

Assemblyman Colin Schmitt secured this grant to add on to the recently constructed Science Technology Engineering Art Math Lab, or STEAM lab. Several new STEAM courses were developed in order to fully utilize the new learning space and will include hands-on learning in computer science, robotics, engineering, graphics and spatial skills, computer-aided design, coding and more. The Aviation, Drone Flight and Cybersecurity lab will be an entirely new room within the STEAM lab and will add to the opportunities now available to Goshen High School students.

Assemblyman Schmitt secured this grant money to subsidize 90% of the cost of this project for Goshen High School to create a permanent educational space that will be used exclusively to provide students with specific instructions in the emerging fields of cybersecurity, aviation, and drone flight. Once this project is completed, students will be able to learn advanced computer science, coding and computer programming, all necessary for these career fields.

Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt stated, “With this grant our Assembly District will be home to the most advanced technology learning opportunity for students in our region. The creation of an Aviation, Drone Flight, and Cybersecurity lab at Goshen High School is a revolutionary learning opportunity that will ensure our local students can be at the forefront of these emerging industries. With hightech and aviation opportunities growing by leaps and bounds I am proud to deliver this funding to the Goshen Central School District and will continue to find ways to support our local students as State Assemblyman.”

Daniel Connor, Superintendent, Goshen Central School District stated, “Thank you to Assemblyman Schmitt for contributing to the Goshen Central School District’s efforts to offer our students a wide range of opportunities to prepare themselves for the competitive career world. We are proud of our new STEAM lab at Goshen High School and look forward to adding the Aviation, Drone Flight, and Cybersecurity lab with the grant money secured by Assemblyman Colin Schmitt.”

Jennifer Martin, Principal, Goshen Central High School stated, “We are so grateful to Assemblyman Schmitt for this grant to strengthen our school offerings in emerging career fields and new technologies. With the help of Assemblyman Schmitt, Goshen students now have the most advanced technologies available. We at Goshen High School cannot thank Assemblyman Schmitt enough for his constant support and partnership.”

Kyle Roddey, Assistant Principal, Goshen Central High School stated, “Goshen High School is very thankful to Assemblyman Schmitt for securing a grant for a new aviation, drone flight and cybersecurity lab for our students. Technology has transformed the modern workplace and this addition to our STEAM lab students will have new unparalleled learning opportunities. We always appreciate Assemblyman Schmitt’s work to better our school and community and we look forward to his continued partnership with us in the future”.

Jason Pucci, Board President, Goshen Central School District School Board stated, “I want to thank Assemblyman Schmitt for his commitment to the students and community of Goshen. We are thrilled that he has secured this grant to build upon the strong foundation of curriculum Goshen has to offer.”

James O’Donnell, Orange County Legislator stated, “Assemblyman Colin Schmitt always comes through for the communities he represents. I want to thank Colin for securing this grant to provide students with opportunities to be trained in the most advanced technology and aviation fields available before even leaving High School.”

Colin Schmitt is committed to public service. Colin is a member of the U.S. Army National Guard and Assemblyman for the 99th NYS Assembly District which includes the Town of Stony Point in Rockland County and The Towns of Wawayanda, Goshen, Hamptonburgh, Chester, Blooming Grove, New Windsor, Cornwall, Highlands and Woodbury in Orange County. Colin lives in the Town of New Windsor with his wife Nikki and their beloved adopted Catahoula puppy Quincy!



Posted by Colin Schmitt on Tuesday, September 15, 2020