SPARTA, NJ-The Sparta Education Foundation (SEF) received a $100 donation from Brad Maierle during their November board meeting. Maierle is a Boy Scout in Troop 150 which operates out of the Sparta Methodist Church.  The Eagle Scout project he completed last August was a beautification project outside the Board of Education Office at the Mohawk Avenue School.  After collecting donations for the materials needed to complete his project, Brad had some money left over which he decided to donate to the SEF. 

Maierle is on target to reach the rank of Eagle Scout this spring.  He is a senior at Sparta High School and is planning to go to college in Florida to study nursing.   Maierle is currently the captain of the Sparta High School Ski Team, a position he has held for the last two years. In addition, Maierle has been a ski instructor for two seasons at Hidden Valley and volunteered at the 2013 Winter Special Olympics. He also participated in JV Tennis and Lacrosse teams, volunteered in Pass It Along, and has been on the honor roll all four years of high school.  Maierle is a Source of Strength mentor and a PDP leader at Sparta High School, and has been a volunteer cadet EMT for the Sparta Ambulance Squad. 

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“The Sparta Education Foundation is proud to see young leaders like Brad grow into philanthropic givers,” said Don Cutshall, president of the SEF.  “He has demonstrated selflessness in both his generous donation to our organization and the activities he is involved with at Sparta High School and with Troop 150.  We are lucky to have students like Brad representing our town, and we are so grateful that he chose to support the mission of the SEF.” 

The Sparta Education Foundation has awarded more than $454,000 in grants to all five of Sparta’s public schools since 2007.  The Foundation is an independent non-profit organization whose mission is to engage the entire community in philanthropic giving that strengthens the public schools, supports teachers, and inspires students.  For more information visit spartaeducationfoundation.org