75 Tulare County students receive good as new desktop computers

VISALIA, Calif. (KFSN) -- Seventy-five deserving Tulare County students received a desktop computer Wednesday, thanks to an annual event that takes place around the holidays.

The computers were due to be sold at the county surplus store, but were instead tested, cleared of sensitive files, and installed with fresh windows operating systems.

Today, county staff, supervisors, and other volunteers, met at the store and loaded up their cars with the computers. They then delivered them to students at various school sites, including Tulare Western High School.

There, Supervisor Pete Vander Poel gave senior Thomas Morgan received his computer.

School officials nominated Morgan based on his outstanding character and citizenship.

"He doesn't even want it but the fact that he's identified as being someone that could benefit from this I think means the world to him, more so than the material things themselves," Vander Poel said.

Office Depot and the Rotary Club of Visalia were also involved in the computer giveaway.
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