The Miami Central High School Alumni Association will present free laptop computers to 54 deserving college bound Miami Central graduating seniors on Wednesday, May 30, 6;30 p.m. in the auditorium of William Turner Technical Arts High School. The Alumni Association, headed by President William “DC” Clark, has donated laptop computers to Miami Central graduating seniors since 2006 as an incentive for students to improve their academic performance in school.
In the economically-depressed area where Miami Central is located, receiving a computer from the Alumni Association goes a long way in helping the students and their families defray some of the costs of college. The Miami Central Alumni Association donates approximately 50 computers each year and are working hard to reward every student who submits a letter of acceptance to college to the school’s CAP (College Assistance Program) Advisor with a computer. The organization receives about 70 requests per year. “If a student is doing well enough to be accepted into a college then they deserve our help,” says Clark.
Renovation of the auditorium at Miami Central forced the relocation of the event to Turner Tech.