Microsoft Awards Computer Labs


4/16/2007—Microsoft last week announced that it's making over computer labs in 34 individual schools. Each school undergoing the makeover is receiving $25,000 in equipment.

The winning schools were selected during Microsoft's Ultimate Windows Vista Celebration Sweepstakes. The prizes for each school include a choice of 20 laptop systems with storage cart or 20 desktop systems with flat-screen monitors, each of which comes equipped with Windows Vista Ultimate.

The schools include both public and private institutions spanning 25 states and ranging in size from 233 students to nearly 3,000, according to Microsoft. The complete list includes:

  • Boulder Creek Elementary, Phoenix, AZ
  • Rollingwood Elementary, San Bruno, CA
  • Silver Gate Elementary, San Diego, CA
  • Lawton Alternative School, San Francisco
  • Clairbourn School, San Gabriel, CA
  • Franklin Elementary, Littleton, CO
  • Alexis I. Dupont High School, Greenville, DE
  • Calusa Elementary School, Miami
  • Doral Academy Charter Middle School, Miami
  • Fulton Science Academy, Alpharetta, GA
  • Lincoln Prairie Elementary, Lake in the Hills, IL
  • Lawrence North High School, Indianapolis, IN
  • Holy Trinity Catholic School, Lenexa, KS
  • North Pointe Elementary, Hebron, KY
  • Bonne Ecole Elementary, Slidell, LA
  • Natick High School, Natick, MA
  • Utica High School, Utica, MI
  • Chapelle Community School, Ypsilanti, MI
  • Field Middle School, Minneapolis, MN
  • Kehrs Mill Elementary School, Chesterfield, MO
  • Lincoln East High School, Lincoln, NE
  • PS 138 – The Core Knowledge/Efficacy School, Brooklyn, NY
  • John F. Kennedy High School, Cheektowaga, NY
  • Canaan Elementary School, Patchogue, NY
  • North Mecklenburg High School, Huntersville, NC
  • Vermilion High School, Vermilion, OH
  • Southern Fulton Elementary School, Warfordsburg, PA
  • Fairview Middle School, Fairview, TN
  • West Elementary, Grand Prairie, TX
  • Sneed Elementary School, Houston, TX
  • St. Veronica Catholic School, Chantilly, VA
  • John B. Cary Elementary School, Richmond, VA
  • Eastside Catholic High School, Bellevue, WA
  • Young Leaders Academy, Milwaukee, WI

Winners were chosen at random during a drawing in February.

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