‘Top Notch’ scholars’ wish granted: Local nonprofit receives van, electronics through Microsoft’s “wish machine.”
By Allison DeAngelis email@example.com
Dec 15, 2017
SALEM, N.H. — A group of teenagers and officials from a local nonprofit received the surprise of a lifetime Thursday when they opened up a electronics package and discovered keys to a brand new van packed with supplies to support their mission.
Lawrence-based Top Notch Scholars was one of five groups nationwide to have their wish granted by Microsoft after submitting a video to the company’s “wish machine.” The nonprofit helps young people develop communication and leadership skills that can help them get into college, find jobs and advance in the workplace.
On Dec. 14, the organization’s founder and close to 20 members were surprised with the van after being told Microsoft wasn’t able to grant the full request.
“I’m speechless. This is literally a wish come true,” Top Notch founder Joanna De Pena said after the surprise. “This is going to open up a whole lot of doors for these kids.” Read full article here.