Todd Ingersoll, president of Ingersoll Automotive, presented ten laptops on November 25th to Pomperaug High School. The laptops will be loaned to students, through the PHS Guidance Department, who do not have access to a computer at home.
"This marks the 200th computer that Ingersoll Automotive has donated to area schools," said Mr. Ingersoll. "If it breaks, we'll fix it. Access at home to a computer can change a student's life."
PHS Junior Jared G. works part-time at Ingersoll Automotive and suggested that some PHS students would benefit from the contribution.
The donations started three years ago when Ingersoll Automotive donated laptops to the post-prom party at Bethel High School where a student who won the laptop had a full scholarship to West Point and already had a computer. The student then gifted the new laptop to a fellow student who did not have one at home.
"Our students are engaged in many activities that require access to online educational information for research as well as tools to create professional presentations and collaborate with classmates. The students will immediately benefit from this generous donation," said Glenn Lungarini, Pomperaug High School Principal.