September 2, 1999
Ninth District Congressman Adam Smith will present a donation of $500 to the Federal Way schools’ Learning with Lap Top program and see a demonstration of the program on Tuesday, September 7, at 8:00 a.m. at Thomas Jefferson High School.
The $500 is from Smith’s congressional pay raise. Although he voted against the pay raise, it became law and Smith promised to donate it to local education and community programs. The $500 will sponsor a student in the program for a year.
“The Learning with Lap Top program is a great example of how technology can improve students’ education,” Smith said. “I’ve very excited to be able to sponsor a student for a year in this innovative program. I believe we need to ensure that our students have access to technology so that they are prepared for the 21st century economy.”
The Learning with Lap Top program is sponsored by the Greater Federal Way Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation, which accepts donations to fund the program. Students are then given laptops for a year to use in their studies.