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GRANT WILL HELP AUTOMATE WASATCH ACADEMY CAMPUS

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Wasatch Academy, a 125-year-old private boarding high school, has received a $50,000 matching fund grant from the Edward E. Ford Foundation.

The grant, combined with school funds, will lead to the creation of a computer campus and library automation, according to headmaster Joseph Loftin.The project will provide for the construction of a student information network that will give students access to the Internet as well as the local area network, Loftin said.

They can obtain research information on the Internet as well as local and campus information when the project is operational, he added.

Access will be available not only from the library and the classroom but from every dormitory room and faculty home.

"Our goal," Loftin said, "is to stay in the forefront of technology use among the nation's college prep boarding schools, and we appreciate a gift that will keep us moving along."

The academy has on its rolls 165 students from 22 states and six foreign countries. Nine Utah cities are represented in the student body.