Marietta elementary school wins $10,000 Intel technology donation

A scene from when Powers Ferry Elementary School was awarded a $10,000 check from Micro Center Marietta, which won an Intel competition.

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A scene from when Powers Ferry Elementary School was awarded a $10,000 check from Micro Center Marietta, which won an Intel competition.

A Marietta computer store has donated $10,000 to a local elementary school for new technology.

Powers Ferry Elementary School received the donation from Micro Center Marietta on Wednesday.

One of the school's first purchases will be equipment they need to participate in the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl this year, said principal Patrice Jones in a news release.

The top three Micro Center stores — as winners of the "Score with Intel Core" competition — donated $45,000 on behalf of Intel to three schools, including Powers Ferry Elementary.

As part of the competition, store managers nominate schools in their areas to receive the prize money. Store representatives vote on the nominated schools, and if a store wins, the school receiving the most votes at that store receives the technology donation. Thousands of retail stores across America competed in the contest, the school system said.

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"We are very excited to use the funds toward technology and STEM activities that we want to integrate into the classroom," Jones said.

You can find information about Cobb County schools, such as test scores, graduation rates, and school climate ratings at the Ultimate Atlanta School Guide

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