TechStart is helping students become more engaged with technology

TechStart is helping students become more engaged with technology

The State of Washington is now the second state in the nation to have virtual technology in its school system.

TechStart is a program promoted by Facebook to help students learn more about technology and help them become more engaged.

On Wednesday afternoon Washington’s TechStart Showcase took place at Toppenish High School.

The event was designed to show how the Toppenish School District is teaching their students how to use technology in their everyday life style.

Abraham Veliz is a student at Toppenish High School and said that being involved in the program has helped him stay out of trouble.

“This has helped me do something better with my life, instead of being stuck at home watching TV,” said Veliz. “Now I’m thinking of going to college and majoring in Mechanical Engineering.”

TechStart has been introduced to 16 high schools from 11 school districts in the region.

The high schools are: Easton HS. Grandview HS, Highland HS, Mabton Jr./Sr. HS, White Swan HS, Royal HS, Sunnyside HS, Toppenish HS, Toppenish’s CATS HS, Wahluke HS, Wahluke’s Sentinel Tech Alternative School, Wapato HS, Wapato’s Pace Alternative HS, Yakima’s Davis HS, Yakima’s Eisenhower HS and Yakima’s Stanton Academy.