Amazon makes $5K donation to Okay STEM program

Amazon Oklahoma City Fulfillment Center presented a $5,000 check donation to the Okay High School STEM Robotics Team on Tuesday during the team’s robotics class at the school.

Amazon surprised Okay High School students with a $5,000 donation to their Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program Tuesday, according to a media release.

While the students were in the midst of robotics class, Oklahoma City Amazon Fulfillment Center Human Resources Manager and Okay High School graduate Michael Deason and Star Perez walked in to greet the students before revealing the donation. The donation could help the Okay robotics team attend the Green Country FIRST Robotics Regional Competition in Tulsa in March, which Amazon is also sponsoring.

Amazon makes $5K donation to Okay STEM program

Okay High School STEM Robotics Team showed off the team’s recently built robotics to Amazon Oklahoma City Fulfillment Center Human Resources Manager Michael Deason and Star Perez. Amazon presented a $5,000 check donation to the team on Tuesday.

“As a former Okay High School student, I know the need of the robotics program at this school,” Deason said. “Amazon is happy to help these deserving students showcase their hard work at next year’s FIRST regional competition.”

Amazon will open its first fulfillment center in Tulsa in 2020.

“I’d like to thank Amazon for helping Okay High School’s STEM program grow,” said Okay Public Schools Superintendent Pete Hiseley. “Our students are very excited and having a company like Amazon to support them means the world to our school.”

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