JBS donates thousands of face-masks for the Class of 2020 graduation ceremony

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JBS Marshalltown Human Resources Director Niko Aguirre, center, delivers 4,000 disposable masks for use at this weekend’s Class of 2020 graduation ceremony. Superintendent Dr. Theron Schutte, left, and MHS Principal Jacque Wyant, right, accepted the generous donation Thursday.

In a generous show of support for Marshalltown Schools and the Class of 2020 Bobcat graduates, JBS Marshalltown donated 4,000 disposable face masks for use during this Sunday’s modified graduation ceremony. 

MCSD Superintendent Dr. Theron Schutte said the face masks are necessary to maintain safety as graduates and their families attend the ceremony at the MHS Roundhouse. He said he was impressed by the safety measures the company has taken in response to the current public health situation during a recent facility tour.

“I reached out to see if we could purchase enough disposable face masks to accommodate the needs of our graduate’s families who may arrive without their own mask,” Dr. Schutte said. “Being the great community partner they are, JBS has donated 4,000 disposable face masks to MHS for use in Sunday’s modified graduation ceremony.”

JBS Marshalltown Human Resources Director Nicolas “Niko” Aguirre said Bobcat Pride was at the heart of the decision to donate masks.

“An opportunity presented itself where we could directly show our support and pride for the graduates,” Aguirre said. “We are happy to support our community. Congratulations to the 2020 high school graduates!” 

Dr. Schutte said the show of support from JBS is deeply appreciated. 

“This significant gesture of partnership is just another example of how (JBS Marshalltown Plant Manager) Todd Carl, Niko Aguirre, and the JBS Team are committed to supporting our students, families, school district and community. We are very fortunate and appreciative of their ongoing partnership and support!” he said. 

For more information on the Sunday, June 28 MCSD Class of 2020 graduation ceremony, click here.