Graham County Students Receive Upgraded Equipment

Eighty Graham County students are sporting new Chromebooks to assist in their academic growth, thanks to a grant from the Southwestern Commission.

The $30,000 Graham County award was one of six projects the Southwestern Commission funded within its service area, which includes the seven far-westernmost counties in North Carolina. The state of North Carolina awarded almost $190,000 to the Commission to distribute, intended to better help students connect to broadband. 

“The grant enabled Graham County Schools to replace many obsolete Chromebooks for students at all grade levels, so those dollars went straight into the hands of the students,” says Superintendent Angie Knight. “Having a state-of-the-art device during this crucial time of remote learning allows our students to navigate a world of virtual instruction and obtain skills that will afford them opportunities for success in their future.”

“Graham County was one of the first school systems in the region to supply devices for every student, and we are proud to partner with them as they continue to provide students the tools they need to succeed,” says Russ Harris, Executive Director of the Southwestern Commission.