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Stipes’ Students Hit the Road with Flowserve

Stipes’ Students Hit the Road with Flowserve   Stipes’ Students Hit the Road with Flowserve

The “On a Roll” program at Stipes Elementary School just got the boost it needed, thanks to the generosity of Flowserve Corporation. The Irving-based company donated 50 bicycles through its initiative Flowserve Care and presented them at its global leadership summit last week. Stipes principal Kelly Giddens and several students and teachers were in the building, alongside Irving ISD Superintendent of Schools Magda Hernandez and Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Beth Bowman. During the presentation, Lars Rosene, who serves as Flowserve’s VP of Corporate & Marketing Communications and chairman of the Chamber of Commerce board, surprised students with the announcement before an audience of Flowserve employees. The bikes will support Stipes’ “On a Roll” reward program which celebrates students who persevere in the face of a challenge. Every six weeks, one nominated student in each grade level will ride off with a brand new bike. “We understand not every student will have straight A’s or perfect attendance,” says principal Giddens. “This initiative acknowledges students who overcome in spite of an obstacle and encourages them to never give up.”