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A GROUP of University of Guam Marketing students recently mounted a special project for George Washington High School, raising enough funds for a computer lab for teachers and students.
The official turnover ceremony was held after the UOG students completely refurbished and cleaned one classroom to accommodate the new computer units.
GWHS assistant principal Sophie Duenas said the students gathered resources in the community to accomplish the project. According to Duenas, one of the supporters of the project was the Guam Department of Education whose maintenance division helped construct the tables, adding a feature that hid cables and wires from view.
UOG Student Government Association President Jesse Quenga led the turnover ceremonies for the marketing class. He said the class initially planned to fundraise for 28 computer workstations but in the end, they were able to provide 30 workstations for GWHS teachers and students.
Andersen Air Force Base donated most of the towers and monitors, according to project leader Joanna Profugo. Some of the local businesses who provided monetary contributions, Profugo added, were Staywell, Vitale’s Italian Ristorante, and Calvo’s Insurance.
“It feels good to give something back to the community and it feels rewarding knowing that it is going to help the students in the future,” Profugo said.
Quenga said the community was generally responsive to the fundraising efforts of the students. He also mentioned that the GWHS computer lab was the largest project undertaken by the UOG marketing students, at such a limited amount of time. The students were able to complete the project in less than three months.
He said “he had the most appreciation for his classmates.”
“Those students came forward and put in their best effort to make this project happen,” Quenga proudly stated.