Craig Carrel, Co-owner and President of Team 1 Plastics, a plastic injection molding company for the transportation industry, was recently honored by the Marshall Public Schools (MPS) for his support of the school district.
At the school’s annual Welcome Back Community Breakfast held on August 30, 2017, Carrel was announced as the recipient of the Golden Apple Award, which, according to Dr. Randy Davis, Superintendent of MPS, is given “on an annual basis, to recognize a community member or members who have been especially supportive of our schools.”
In announcing the award, Davis shared these remarks, “Craig and Team 1 Plastics was an initial sponsor of our robotics program. He is an inaugural member of the Skilled Trades and Engineering Partnership, supporting our efforts in Career and Technical Education. He has influenced the District’s approach in helping our graduates become Career-Ready and has invested his resources of time, talent, and treasures in this regard.”
Davis continued, “Team 1 Plastics has just celebrated its 30th anniversary. And in the video they launched to commemorate this great accomplishment, Team 1 showcased the Marshall Public Schools’ Red Hot Chili Bots robotics program and the STEP program as prime examples of how they value their connection to the communities in which they belong.”
Being a Positive Community Members is part of the culture of Team 1 Plastics as evidenced in its Championship Dream. “We believe that Team 1 has an obligation to be a strong positive influence on our team members’ families and their communities. We strongly value the importance of continuous learning of our team members and their families with special emphasis on the children of our communities.”
In his response to receiving the Golden Apple Award, Carrel said, “It is an honor to be recognized by the Marshall Public Schools with such a prestigious award. I accept the award on behalf of Team 1 Plastics whose focus has always been on developing the children of our communities. We are happy to be an active partner with Marshall Public Schools in their STEP and robotics programs and look forward to future successes in these critical areas.”
Because Carrel was not available to attend the Welcome Back Community Breakfast, he was presented with the award at the School Board’s meeting on September 11, 2017.