Berney Elementary is the recipient of a $25,000 technology gift of Dell personal computers thanks to a generous donation from the Walla Walla Staples store and Intel. The donation will fund 53 Dell laptop computers to support learning activities.
“This generous donation will help us focus on improving student learning, enhancing family communications and helping us achieve our goal of ensuring all children learn at high levels,” said Berney Principal Michelle Carpenter.
In 2019, the Walla Walla Staples store competed in a competition called Score with Intel® Core™. As a part of this competition, electronics retailers from across the country competed head-to-head. Store sales representatives were asked to expand their knowledge about Intel® technology and the devices they sell. The winning stores then selected a local school to receive a donation from Intel on their behalf which is how Berney Elementary was selected. Berney Elementary held an all school assembly October 9 for the check presentation ceremony.
“This is a great way to give back to the community by providing students access to this modern technology,” said Staples General Manager Michael Vine. “The kids were great and very well behaved and we are excited to help support their learning.”