Marquis incentivizes local students’ academic achievement


Marquis Energy launches a new academic achievement program at Putnam County High School, that rewards students’ academic growth with a cash incentive.

“The success of our local students is a major priority to Marquis and we want students to realize their full academic potential and take pride in their work,” said Mark Marquis, CEO of Marquis Energy. “We are proud to invest in our future leaders and are encouraged by the program’s monumental success.”

The program, P3 (Panther Progress Program), launched at the start of the 2016 school year and just completed its first semester. The program focuses on academic goal-setting between students and assigned mentors. The program will double in size to include more students in this next semester.

“We truly believe that this program has opened worlds of opportunity for our students and led to unpredictable growth and achievement,” states Clayton Theisinger, Principal, Putnam County High School. “Our student participants on-track for graduation spiked to 95 percent just one semester into the program’s implementation.”

Marquis remains committed to bettering the community through service and producing ethanol for cleaner air and more affordable fuel.

With a production capacity of about one million gallons of fuel grade ethanol per day, Marquis Energy is the largest dry-mill ethanol facility in the United States.

Pictured from left to right:
David Christiansen, TJ Askeland, Chuck Hatton, Carl Carlson, Clayton Theisinger, Chris Newsome, Brandy Sandberg, Jill Boedigheimer