"Riverside has always meant a lot to me. I started off my high school career here and it feels good to give back to the school and to this community that meant so much to me – I am happy to do it." - T.J. Warren, Phoenix Suns Forward
The third-year Phoenix Suns forward took time to visit with students and autograph Texas Instruments “Math for the Win” T-shirts. “It is our hope at TI that this donation helps to fuel these students’ interest in STEM subjects, which can set them up for success today, in college tomorrow and in future careers,” said TI Media Relations Manager, Ellen Fishpaw.
With the ACT around the corner, the school’s Math Department Chair, Christy Simpson, said the donation couldn’t have come at a better time. “This allows us to provide calculators to students who may not have the opportunity to purchase one for testing and participating in class, and they can now be at an advantage,” said Simpson. “Next week we are testing over 400 students at one time with the ACT, and that’s going to take a lot of calculators."
Warren, who says his TI calculator helped him get through his math classes, will be making a stop next week at a school in Greensboro, North Carolina, to donate additional TI calculators.