On July 14, 2008 the Owen L. Coon Foundation (Coon Foundation) awarded a $100,000 grant to the Evanston Township High School District 202 Educational Foundation in honor of Owen L. Coon, Jr., a 1951 graduate of ETHS. The funding supports technical education at ETHS. Specifically, it has allowed the high school to develop and implement additional certification programs in the fields of automotive technology, culinary arts and early childhood education. "We believe in offering our students the opportunity to earn employer-recognized certification in specific career areas because it greatly increases their ability to find jobs and move up on career ladders," said Shelley Gates, Department Chair for Applied Sciences and Technologies.
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