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Senior writes grant to get iPads

The Rock Hill School District’s Multi-handicapped Unit will soon have access to iPads thanks to a $2,000 grant obtained by a member of the Rock Hill National Honor Society.

RHHS senior Allison Schwab wrote a grant in early January for $2,000 to the Mike Furrey Foundation to get iPads for the class.

“Other classrooms use iPads regularly, but not the multi-handicapped class,” Schwab said. “I plan on going this week and seeing how many I can get for $2,000.”

The Mike Furrey Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization designed to improve the lives of those who are hungry, hurting, homeless or hopeful. The foundation advocates for the basic needs of all people to be met. The Rock Hill National Honor Society had worked with the foundation previously for its “Baskets of Hope” effort.

The iPads will be donated in memory of Schwab’s father, Richard, and in honor of her fellow churchgoer, Morris Jenkins, who is a substitute teacher and has been battling cancer for two years.

Schwab plans to attend college and become a special needs instructor.