Hillcrest High School will spend $11,000 it received as one of the Governor's Schools of Excellence for computer equipment to support a writing lab and other technology.

Department surveys were conducted to determine where the money would be spent.A committee of students, parents, teachers and administrators considered how the $11,000 could best be spent and decided the writing lab would be of most benefit to all of the school's students. Funds from the state's Educational Technology Initiative will supplement the $10,000 provided by the governor's office and $1,000 from the Jordan Board of Education.

The 36-station lab will be open before and after regular school hours as well as being in use for the entire student body during the school day.

The school also will buy 20 video-cassette players and cable to connect Channel One monitors for various school departments.