Benjamin School District 25 (DuPage County) and Matthew Turek, band director and member of the Benjamin Education Association (BEA), were recipients of a $1,000 SCORE grant this year.

The funds are being used for purchase of electric bass and guitar amplifiers that will allow a greater number of students to participate in band. The BIG SCORE CHECK was presented at a school board meeting on Nov. 14. 

Pictured above, in foreground, left to right, are: Bryce Cann, IEA Region 50 chair; Jodi Krause, school board president; Lynette Wright, BEA president; Michael Fitzgerald, principal at Benjamin Middle School; Janice Youngwith, district newsletter editor and grant writer; Matthew Turek, band director and SCORE grant recipient; and Tom Terranova, IEA Region 50 UniServ director.