We’ve always been proud to be a local Pennsylvania business
Hatfield, PA (PRWEB) May 31, 2011
K’NEX Brands, the only US construction toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love™, was pleased to sponsor Souderton Area High School’s annual scholarship banquet on Wednesday, May 25th. The banquet honored 9th and 10th grade students who achieved Distinguished Honors during each of the first three marking periods and 11th and 12th grade students who ranked in the top 5% of their class at the end of the third marking period. The scholars and their parents enjoyed dinner served by the teachers and staff of the high school as well as the presentation of awards and short remarks made by the graduating seniors.
“We’ve always been proud to be a local Pennsylvania business” said Michael Araten, President and CEO of K’NEX Brands. “More than just manufacturing our goods in this community, we live in the community so we’re so happy to give back through our affiliation with Souderton Area High School.”
“At Souderton, we are thrilled that K’NEX partnered with us to recognize the academic achievements of our students,” said Sam Varano, Principal of Souderton Area High School.
K'NEX serves as one of Souderton Area High School's Career Pathway Partners helping to expose high school students to various careers and participating in the school's Career Day program. Earlier this year, K’NEX donated a full size grandfather clock building set to Souderton Area High School’s Big Red Marching Band. The marching band built the more than 9,000 piece grandfather clock as a team-building project. After completing the project, the marching band students toured K'NEX to learn about the business of making building toys. The grandfather clock is now on display at the high school.
About K’NEX Brands
Founded in 1992, K’NEX Brands, the world’s most innovative construction toy company, was established to make and sell what has become one of the world’s leading integrated construction systems for children. Winner of over 200 international awards and recognitions, K’NEX is America’s building toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love, and encourages youngsters to “imagine, build and play.” Since 1992, The Rodon Group, a subsidiary of K'NEX Brands, L.P., has manufactured over 30 billion parts for the K'NEX building toy system. For more information, please visit http://www.knex.com or http://www.rodongroup.com.