Wednesday, September 27th 2017
Garinger students Destiny Cager,Makiya Love, and Ariana Carrothers from Ms.Lemere’s Journalism class were assigned to interview and takes pictures of the people at the Sprint 1 Million Project to post on our news website . Ms.Lemere , the Journalism teacher asks her 3 students ,to go down into the library to take some nice photos of the whole program so it could be a nice look for The Rambler website.students gathered the information and had very interesting and inspirational conversations with the staff of garinger and also founders of sprint 1 million along with the founder of E2D itself .The first person who the students interviewed was Dr Truesdale , who wrote the grant to sprint 1 million . She let us know that there were 20,000 WiFi hotpots and 300 were for garinger , she wrote the grant because she wants students without technology at home to have an equal opportunity as other students do with availability to technology . Next the students went over to ask the E2D members to understand what E2D was all about ,They were lucky to get a lot of information . E2D stands for Eliminate the digital divide . what the do is they get old used people that may have threw them away referbrish their old computers from scratch and give it to students who need them. Next up was Dr K. Gwaltney who help the whole event happened she was so happy that this event was able to take place ” I’m glad because students get to have a chance to succeed .I’m grateful for google classroom ,canvas,and other programs that help educate students “stated Dr . Gwaltney she felt students get over amount of work and for them not to have a computer / WiFi for it to help them out wasn’t fair .she didn’t want students to just depend on doing work on Chromebooks in school just because they don’t have laptops nor WiFi “I just want to create a great experience for my children “. Mr Miller (the co founder of E2D )had a sit down with the students about how it all came together , his daughter (at the time was 12 years old ) said” its not fair that some students don’t get to do their work because they don’t have the availability to get on the internet without WiFi nor a laptop .” The first distribution was then made in 2013 , the goal was to get the computer to work ,when the computer works the student wants to learn ,and when the student learns they get a degree . The last person interviewed was superintendent Dr. Clayton Wilcox who basically was just like everyone else.. just glad to be there ! He feels like its a great opportunity for the students “This will benefit students very well , its going to be game changing for students inside as well as outside of school .