Micro Center Marietta Wins Intel Contest, Donates $10,000 to Powers Ferry Elementary

Representatives from Micro Center Marietta present a check for $10,000 to Powers Ferry Elementary School Principal Dr. Patrice Jones. The Marietta store won second place in the Intel Retail Edge Program’s annual “Score with Intel Core” competition and donated their winnings to Powers Ferry.

Powers Ferry Elementary School teachers shouted with excitement when Principal Dr. Patrice Jones introduced the surprise guest to their afternoon faculty meeting on October 26. Their eyes focused on the oversized $10,000 check held by Andrew Burris, general manager of Micro Center Marietta.

The Marietta store won second place in the Intel Retail Edge Program’s annual “Score with Intel Core” competition. Store associates chose to nominate a local school to receive a $10,000 donation. The Marietta employees nominated Powers Ferry Elementary.

“We are going to be able to purchase a variety of technology related items,” said Dr. Jones. “One of our first purchases will be a student response system for our students to participate in the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl this year.”

Thousands of retail stores across America compete in the “Score with Intel Core” competition. This year, the top three MicroCenter stores donated $45,000 on behalf of Intel to three schools, including Powers Ferry Elementary. The donations are intended to help update the technology available to the students.

“We are very excited to use the funds toward technology and STEM activities that we want to integrate into the classroom,” Dr. Jones said.