A.L. Brown High School has received a $47,000 grant from the Foy T. and Gertrude M. Hinson Memorial Trust. The money will be used to add materials to the A.L. Brown Media Center.
Among the items provided by the Hinson Grant are books, reference materials, electronic books and technology that can take students to locations anywhere in the world using virtual reality software.
The Hinson grant will help expand the media center’s print collection and meet the growing demand for electronic books and instructional technology.
“So many of our students never get the opportunity to travel beyond Kannapolis or Charlotte,” said Kevin Garay, Kannapolis City Schools Assistant Superintendent. “Now, thanks to the generosity of the Hinson Grant, we will be able to open the world to our students.”
Through resources provided by the Hinson Grant, A.L. Brown students will be able to use virtual technology to visit places like the Guggenheim Museum of Art, the American Museum of Natural History, foreign capitals, archeological sites and more.
According to Garay, “Many students learn best through experiences. Now, our students will be able to participate in virtual field trips nearly anywhere in the world. It is very exciting, and we are grateful to the Foy T. and Gertrude M. Hinson Memorial Trust for giving our students this wonderful opportunity.”
The materials provided by the grant will be available to students before the end of December.