By Dr. Jeff Anderson
Wednesday, July 18, 2020 (FULLERTON, NEBR) – If you have heard some great tunes coming from the Fullerton football/track complex in recent weeks, it has been a sampling and testing of the new sound system installed this summer. Due to a need to deal with a failing and outdated sound system at the complex, an effort was put forth to make improvements. That effort was assisted by some incredible local support making the project a reality.
The project was put into action under the direction of the Fullerton School Board.
Dr. Jeff Anderson, superintendent of Fullerton Public Schools, worked with representatives from Applied Connective Technologies to design a quality sound system that would allow for both the playing of music and produce a quality speaking sound. The system was created and then proposed at a cost of $14,657.
While the school district had limited funds available for such a project, Dr. Anderson reached out to the Fullerton Track Committee (through Kurt Pickrel) that proceeded to donate $5,000. Next, the Fullerton Booster Club (through Shelli Horacek) was approached. The Boosters contributed $7,000. A Margaret Russell Grant submitted by Dr. Anderson covered the remaining $2,657.
In weeks to come, we will continue to work with the system’s features that include both Bluetooth capability and wireless microphones. A sincere “thank you” goes out to the Fullerton Booster Club, Fullerton Track Committee, the representatives of the Margaret Russell Grant and all those connected with the generous donations to those entities making the funds possible. A big “thank you” also goes out to Ryan Robinson and the crew from Applied Connective Technologies for designing and installing the new system. This is, once again, a project that resulted from amazing contributions, support and efforts.