Eastern Coachella Valley High School Graduates to Receive Chromebooks on Wednesday

THERMAL – More than 20 high school graduates from the eastern Coachella Valley continuing their education this fall will be given Chromebooks on Wednesday morning, June 30, to support them as they continue to pursue their education dreams.

Supervisor V. Manuel Perez and Coachella Valley Unified School District officials will distribute the Chromebooks at 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 30, in the theatre at Desert Mirage High School, 86-150 Avenue 66, Thermal, CA  92274.

The event is open to invited students and their guests. Masks are required at the event.

A local couple wishing to remain anonymous donated close to $10,000 last spring to buy 26 Chromebooks for students in the Coachella Valley Unified School District’s high school Expanded Learning Afterschool Programs. The program serves students who reside in an area with high need by providing enrichment activities that support their education and encourages them to pursue higher education or career pathways.

“I would just like to say thank you to the donor and to Supervisor V. Manuel Perez for their support of our students and their pursuit of higher education,” said Bea Gonzalez, coordinator for Expanded Learning Programs for the Coachella Valley Unified School District. “We truly appreciate the support of our afterschool programs and school district.”

“Thank you to the community members who made this generous donation,” Perez said in a prepared statement. “I am very happy for these local graduates to receive these Chromebooks which will assist their learning as they embark on their future beyond high school and start college and careers.”

Students chosen for the Chromebooks are graduates of Coachella Valley High School, Desert Mirage High School, West Shores High School and La Familia High School. The students graduated this year and will be attending community college, California State University, University of California or vocational schools.

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