ELYSIAN VALLEY — Dorris Place Elementary held a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week to show off its computer lab that was refurbished with new equipment after a third-grade student submitted a winning essay in an IT makeover contest for schools.
Eight-year-old Gala Lennane-Gordon wrote the essay after her mother, who founded the school support group Partners of Dorris, was unable to enter the contest after having just returned home from a hospital stay. Competing against schools in a six-county area, Gala’s last-minute essay – We Need New Computers – mentioned how parents had scrounged for parts to fix the nearly decade-old computers in the lab.
Her submission was selected as the winner of the contest held by Ingram Micro, an Orange County-based distributor of high-tech equipment.The makeover included a brand-new, fully-stocked computer lab as well as security cameras and digital signage.
“We are over the moon about this,” said Principal Susan Grant Schmidt in a statement. “It is a terrific opportunity for our children; we are extremely grateful and excited.”
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