Orange students take home MacBook Air laptops

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Monday, August 26, 2013

The plastic packaging being torn open in the Ocoee High School library Thursday morning sounded like presents being opened.

Nearly 2,500 students were issued brand-new MacBook Air laptops this week — along with black neoprene laptop cases in crinkly plastic packages.

"We won't need to carry around big, old heavy backpacks," said Brett Farris, a 17-year-old junior. "This is our backpack right here," he said, tapping the laptop case.

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