Though a headcount was not made, nor were the box office takings totaled up, the crowd was estimated to be “more than 50,” by Trigg County High School computer science teacher Charles Lee.
Lee is a member of the school’s Technology Committee, tasked with obtaining and utilizing technological assets on the campus. The Technology Committee hosted the evening’s gala.
Matt Ladd, another Tech Committee member on the faculty said that philanthropy was the second order of the evening after music, “Even the singers are donating to our cause, and that’s really nice.”
Amid a hive of activity, the main organizer of the event, Dean Duncan stopped to comment proudly on the event. “Our two main fundraisers this year are this event, and the auctioning of a new motorcycle with the Rotary Club. If this evening is a success, we may do it again next year.”
The motorcycle was displayed at the entrance of the school.
Duncan described the need for this equipment. “We have several computers here, but need projectors to go along with them.” The screens would project what is on one monitor onto a screen, allowing the class to observe the instructor’s steps, be it a lesson in programming, or a Power Point presentation, which can be produced by teachers, and has supplanted the obsolete filmstrip as a popular audio video medium.
“We’ve been purchasing Dell units, at about $800 each. They have been excellent, but if there has been a problem, Dell has replaced them for us. A lot of the younger staff has been using computers during their own education,” she added.
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