Johnson steps up again to fill need in Selma

Published 10:37 pm Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Selma son and NFL star Michael Johnson may play defensive end for the Cincinnati Bengals, but he scored another touchdown this week.

Johnson donated the funds needed to install a new computer lab at Martin Middle School. It’s hard to imagine the donation coming at a better time. The computers were so old that they couldn’t even be upgraded. County IT employees had even made the decision to disconnect them from the Internet so they weren’t at risk for a virus.

The 24 new desktop machines will allow more students to do reading and math tests and enrichment at the same time. The lab previously only had seven or eight computers.

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We’ve written much this year about Johnson — his donations to the Selma Fire Department, his annual football and cheerleading camp and more. But each moment deserves its own recognition. We’re proud of you Michael and rooting for you this season. But you are already winning in life.