Updated: Anonymous Donor Steps Up For Orange High School

20140519_115505An anonymous donation will soon make a difference for the students who use the intervention study center at Olentangy Orange High School (OOHS).

The school’s intervention specialists recently applied for a $10,000 NBC4i Make A Difference School Grant to fund technology for reading instruction — laptops and notebooks — for the intervention center. On average, classes of more than 10 students at the center have to share among just four workable laptop computers.

The application was chosen as a finalist for the NBC4i grant but, in the end, OOHS was not selected as the winning school.

The disappointment was short-lived, however, thanks to an anonymous donation. NBC4i contacted OOHS May 19 to advise that, as a runner-up to the NBC4i Making a Difference Grant, the school would receive a $10,000 check from a private donor.

“We are thrilled that this anonymous donor felt it in their heart to provide this much-needed funding,” OOHS Assistant Principal Karen Sedoti said. “Orange High School is very grateful.”

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The formerly anonymous donor who provided Orange High School with $10,000 through the NBC4 Make a Difference Grant has been revealed! The generous individual is Mae McCorkle, of Genoa Township. Her son, Bill, attended the May 22 Olentangy Board of Education meeting where he accepted a gift on behalf of his mother from OHS Principal Todd Meyer and Assistant Principal Karen Sedoti.