After donating enough desks, chairs, conference tables and lamps to fill 16 trucks to Skyline High School, the leadership of Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem) toured the country’s first magnet high school on Monday.
While touring the school, OxyChem President B.J. Hebert said he was impressed by the many different types of classes and programs offered at Skyline High School. He said he immediately thought of Skyline High School when OxyChem had excess furniture to donate after moving to a new office.
“We believe it’s critical to partner with and support schools such as Skyline High School since they are educating the leaders of tomorrow,” Hebert said. “We look forward to building on this partnership with Skyline.”
Skyline High School Principal Janice Lombardi said partnerships with businesses such as OxyChem bring a big benefit to the campus.
“Having leaders from the business community come into our school makes a big impression on our students,” Lombardi said. “Plus, this donation has really brightened up our teacher rooms, offices and classrooms.”