First-graders Kailyn Hemminger, (from left) Jazmin Gallegos and Ramiyah Smith work on new laptops as the U.S. General Services Administration and Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson appear at Grissom Elementary School with new laptops for students in Gary.
First-graders (from right) Ramiyah Smith, Jazmin Gallegos and (partially hidden) Darren Haygood work on donated laptops as the U.S. General Services Administration's Ann Kalayil (standing left) and Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson observe at Grissom Elementary.
U.S. General Services Administration's Ann Kalayil talks to students using the first group of laptops as their teacher Valerie Savage (far right) observes in their first-grade class at Grissom Elementary School with new laptops for students in Gary, Ind.
Darren Haygood, a first-grader, works on a laptop. | Stephanie Dowell~Sun-Times Media
Gary's director of commerce J. Forest Hayes (from left), U.S. General Services Administration's Ann Kalayil and Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson talk as students work on new laptops at Grissom Elementary School in Gary, Ind.
Grissom principal Cassandra Cruz (far left) talks with U.S. General Services Administration's Ann Kalayil (second from left).
A team from the U.S. General Services Administration leaves after appearing at Grissom Elementary School to see the new laptops for students in Gary, Ind.
The gift of 57 refurbished government laptops to Grissom Elementary in Gary held a bittersweet sentiment Wednesday. On March 25, the Lake Ridge School Board voted 4-1 to close Grissom at the end of the school year to save money. District officials say they’re facing …