Warwick Lands Old School Top-of-the-range Computer Lab

Soul legend DIONNE WARWICK has helped to secure $30,000 (£20,000)-worth of brand new computer equipment from electronics giant Hewlett-Packard for students at her alma mater in New Jersey.
The singer attended the school in East Orange, formerly known as Lincoln, in the 1940s but it was renamed the Dionne Warwick Institute of Economics and Entrepreneurship in her honour in 1996.
And Warwick used her star power to land her old school a brand new, fully-equipped technology laboratory, giving youngsters access to top-of-the-range computer equipment, software and online training resources free of charge.
The computer lab was officially opened last Thursday (16Sep10) and the kids were amazed by the new equipment at their fingertips.
Economics and entrepreneurship teacher Sharon Giles tells the New York Times, "When the students came, they were like 'wow'. It's going to open up a whole new world for them."
Warwick established a relationship with Hewlett-Packard bosses after using one of the company's laptops to write her forthcoming memoir, My Life, as I See It.


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