Elementary level students at Annawan Grade School will be equipped with new Chromebooks this year as the result of an initiative from Henry County Telephone Company to improve young learners’ access to technology. Henry County Telephone Company donated $5,000 to purchase 20 new Chromebooks for the school’s ‘Grade School Computer Lab’.
“Being a strong community partner is central to our mission as we are committed to improving the communities we serve “said Karen Kohne, President and CEO of Henry County Telephone Company. “Donating the funds necessary to purchase this computer equipment is a natural fit for our company as we believe strongly in improving education by introducing technology at the early learning level. We know that improving access to technology in our schools will improve education and benefit our community for the long term as well as help local students build a sound foundation for the future.”
Annawan School Superintendent Matt Nordstrom commented, “We are very appreciative to Henry County Telephone Company for donating the funds to purchase this technology for the Annawan Grade School Computer Lab. Getting Chromebooks into the hands of these young learners will be a valuable tool for teachers to help familiarize students with the technology that we have adopted in the higher grades. It will also allow them to fully utilize the vast amount of software used by the district, proven to be effective in early education learning. A huge thanks to Karen Kohne and the Henry County Telephone Company for seeing the vision of what we want to accomplish with learning through the use of this technology and providing the support necessary to make it a reality.”
About Henry County Telephone Company
Henry County Telephone Company is recognized as the area’s leader in high-speed internet and communication services providing data, voice and managed services in local, and extended area markets through its high-quality advanced network.