TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A local elementary school got a new piece of technology thanks to Topeka Hy-Vee.
Hy-Vee Manager Keath Allen was on hand at Farley Elementary this morning to present a $1500 SMART Board interactive white board to the school.
It was awarded to Farley as part of a Hy-Vee SMART Points promotion to award local shoppers who purchased the most Procter & Gamble and Sara Lee products. It's the second year in a row the school has won the Hy-Vee promotion.
Farley Elementary parents and families achieved the highest average point score in the Midwest region for their school. Farley was one of more than 200 schools to the be awarded the technology tool.
One Farley student, first-grader Mallory Nelson, also received a new iPad. Her family contributed the most to her school's
School principal Marcy Cassidy said the new smart board is going to the school's medically fragile special education room. Teachers are already incorporating visual literacy methods to teach reading and say the interactive SMART Board engages students and promotes active learning.