Portland, November 10th. Nearly 400 guests gathered at the Cascade Crest Banquet Hall in the Oregon Zoo for the Partner with Thomas Edison breakfast. The annual event raises funds for financial aid, technology and professional development at Thomas Edison High  School. This year, the special event raised $152,500 and left organizers, “Most thankful to our donors for their support.” (Photo Credit, Andie Petkus)

Sandi McDonough, board member, Patty Farrell, Stacey Graham, board member

Sandi McDonough, board member, Patty Farrell and Stacey Graham, board member

Outstanding Thomas Edison students

Outstanding Thomas Edison students

Oregon Zoo Ballroom

Supporters crowded the Oregon Zoo Ballroom at the special breakfast event

Patrick Maguire, Director and Josh Klonoff, student speaker

Patrick Maguire, Director and Josh Klonoff, student speaker

Paula and Todd Jacobson, Edison parents

Paula and Todd Jacobson, Edison parents

Thomas Edison High School, founded in 1973, is the only high school in Oregon and SW Washington that is specifically dedicated to serving high school students with learning  disabilities.  It is a four year, fully accredited school named after Thomas Edison, a known dyslexic. Students have average or above average IQ and have learning disabilities such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.

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