Students in the High School High Tech Club at Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School were excited to have earned laptops for their participation in club activities. Students who earn 80 points by attending meetings, participating in community service projects and other activities earn refurbished Dell laptop computers.

Sam Farr, Desmond Webb and J.T. Mork reached 80 participation points this week and were pleased to earn their computers.

The High School High Tech Club is a career mentoring program that is facilitated by the Dyslexia Research Institute. The Able Trust and the Alfred I. duPont Foundation provide funding for student activities and summer internships.

Robyn Rennick is the Program Director,

“Students are exposed to numerous career options and also are able to receive hands-on training through summer internships,” Rennick said.

The High School High Tech club is in its 13th year.

“It is a wonderful feeling to see many of our former students now successful adults working in the community,” said Dr. Pat Hardman with the Dyslexia Research Institute.