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Lenovo Is Inspiring Students To DO Great Things – And Helping Schools With a Chance to Win a Technology Makeover

February 10, 2012

MORRISVILLE, N.C., Feb. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Worldwide PC maker Lenovo has launched their Dream To DO Contest, giving schools across the country a chance to win a technology makeover valued at $50,000. The contest is open to all accredited schools, grades K-8 in the U.S and runs through April 16, 2012. On behalf of their school, parents and educators can submit drawings created by K-8 students illustrating what they want to DO when they grow up. To learn more about the Dream To DO Contest, visit http://www.LenovoDreamToDo.com

Lenovo makes the tools for those who DO. And when it comes to young students, the potential for DOing is limitless. “Students can do anything when they put their minds to it,” says Michael Schmedlen, Director, Worldwide Education, at Lenovo. “We’re powering their dreams and aspirations with the tools that allow them to achieve.”

As the #1 PC maker in education worldwide, Lenovo is striving to enhance the digital learning experience for all students. Schools across the nation are hindered by limited technology resources, and Lenovo believes the Dream To DO Technology Makeover Contest will have a lasting and positive impact on the winning school.

As part of their commitment to education, Lenovo is also giving teachers some powerful tools to enhance learning. Teachers can download or request by mail Lenovo’s “What Will You DO When You Grow Up?” Career Lesson Kit. Each lesson plan inspires and educates students about potential career choices. Available for grades K-8, the lesson plans were developed to support Common Core state standards by grade level and include free classroom materials. Lesson kits are available at http://www.LenovoDreamToDo.com/teachers.

By registering for the Dream To DO Contest, participants will automatically be entered into a sweepstakes for a chance to win a Lenovo ThinkPad X130e laptop — built ultra rugged for students. For complete rules and to enter the Dream To DO Contest, visit http://www.LenovoDreamToDo.com.

Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a $US21 billion personal technology company – and the second largest PC company in the world, serving customers in more than 160 countries. Dedicated to building exceptionally engineered PCs and mobile internet devices, Lenovo’s business is built on product innovation, a highly-efficient global supply chain and strong strategic execution. Formed by Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services. Its product lines include legendary Think-branded commercial PCs and Idea-branded consumer PCs, as well as servers, workstations, and a family of mobile internet devices, including tablets and smart phones. Lenovo has major research centers in Yamoto, Japan; Beijing, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information, see www.lenovo.com


Source: PR Newswire