Portland, March 9th, 2013.  Over 300 guests gathered at the Governor Hotel for Thomas Edison High School’s Brilliance Benefit. The gala raised over $220,000 to support financial aid, technology, and professional development at the school. Thomas Edison supporter Scott Gardner, Debbie Maguire, school director Pat Maguire, and MaryLynn Gardner were busy at the silent auction. (Photo Credit, Andie Petkus) All proceeds benefit Thomas A. Edison, the only high school in Oregon and southwest Washington dedicated to students with complex learning differences.

Edison student volunteers gathered onstage to support the Brilliance Benefit student speaker, who shared her story and encouraged guests to donate to financial aid at Thomas Edison High School.

Edison student volunteers gathered onstage to support the Brilliance Benefit student speaker, who shared her story and encouraged guests to donate to financial aid at Thomas Edison High School.

The Brilliance Benefit's silent auction, featuring over 200 items, kept guests bidding until the last minute.

The Brilliance Benefit’s silent auction, featuring over 200 items, kept guests bidding until the last minute.

Edison student volunteers show their school spirit at the silent auction portion of the Brilliance Benefit.

Edison student volunteers show their school spirit at the silent auction portion of the Brilliance Benefit.

The benefit was chaired by Walt and Kim Weyler.

Located in Portland, Oregon, Thomas A. Edison is a private high school dedicated to meeting the special education needs of Learning Disabled (LD) teens. Our students’ learning differences include Dyslexia, ADD, ADHD, Asperger’s Syndrome, Tourette’s Syndrome, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia, Visual Perception and Nonverbal Learning Disorders.

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