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.
“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.”