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235 Chromebooks, iPads donated to San Juan Diego Academy

February 15, 2019

Students at San Juan Diego Academy in Wyoming have received a big surprise: a local company has donated 210 Chromebooks and 25 iPads to their school!

Tech Defenders refurbishes and re-sells more than 25,000 such devices every month and made this donation because of their dedication to schools. The donated devices were revealed to students in an assembly Friday afternoon.

This donation greatly increases technology access at San Juan Diego Academy. The school serves about 200 students in kindergarten through 8th grade, and the students had been sharing 30 Chromebooks, as well as a computer lab with desktops that are more than a decade old. This donation means it will be possible for every student to have computer access throughout the day. The donated iPads will be used in the early grades, when young children learn best using the tactile touch screen.

"I invite any other company in the area to match our efforts," said Garth Stidolph, Tech Defenders' director of K-12 solutions.

San Juan Diego Academy is grateful for Tech Defenders’ generous donation, as well as for the support of Mike Ruggeri, Mike and Sue Jandernoa, and Bill Lawrence.

Browse the gallery below or at this link to see photos of the assembly where students learned about the special donation.

235 Chromebooks & iPads donated to San Juan Diego Academy