Bukhair Elementary To Use Intel Award For Garden, Healthy Lifestyle Education

Bukhair Elementary received a $25,000 gift from the local Micro Center via the Score with Intel Core competition.

Principal Roxxy Griffin said the award will help programs geared at educating students about growing healthy foods, and how to optimize growing resources through technology.

“More specifically, I’d like to use the funds to start our raised-bed garden with a technology weather sensor, rainwater collection system and automatic watering system,” Griffin said.

Colleen Luna — the front-end supervisor at the Richardson Micro Center, which sits about one mile east of Bukhair near Central Expressway and Spring Valley Road — said employees researched area schools and chose the RISD campus due, in part, to the percentage of students from low-income families, test scores and other high-need variables.

Columbus, Ohio-based Micro Center is a computer and electronic-device retailer with 25 stores across the country.

Intel bills its Retail Edge Program as a fun, competitive way to unveil its latest products and technologies to retail associates while enriching area schools. The chipmaker has donated more than $1.5 million to schools across the U.S. and Canada since starting the program in 2010.