WVW student works to secure computer donations

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BY MICHAEL P. BUFFER – Published: September 2, 2015

PLYMOUTH — Alec Ryncavage, a 14-year-old high school freshman at Wyoming Valley West High School, starts schools today.

MICHAEL P. BUFFER / THE CITIZENS’ VOICE Alec Ryncavage, a freshman at Wyoming Valley West High School, was the middle-school recipient of an award that honors Wyoming Valley West Educational Foundation board President Michael Plaksin’s parents.
MICHAEL P. BUFFER / THE CITIZENS’ VOICE Alec Ryncavage, a freshman at Wyoming Valley West High School, was the middle-school recipient of an award that honors Wyoming Valley West Educational Foundation board President Michael Plaksin’s parents.

But he stopped by the high school a day early on Tuesday. Wyoming Valley West Educational Foundation board President Michael Plaksin introduced him during a faculty meeting.

Ryncavage is working to secure donations to buy computers through the education foundation. The Plymouth resident has a computer technology business in Kingston and is marketing a new USB drive he says is revolutionary because it contains a virus-removal program.

Plaksin met Ryncavage in June after his selection as the middle-school recipient of a award for community service and his service on student council. The annual award is in honor after Plaksin’s parents.

“He said he wanted to help the high school with the donation of computers,” Plaksin said, adding the student didn’t know about the foundation at that time.

The foundation is a nonprofit organization that can accept tax-deductible donations, and the IRS approved the foundation’s status as a 501c3 nonprofit in July. Plaksin, a 1974 Wyoming Valley West High School graduate, lives in southern California and returns to the area several times a year. The foundation website is at www.wvweducationalfoundation.org.

mbuffer@citizensvoice.com

570-821-2073, @cvmikebuffer

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