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Donation of up to $200,000 for Serena Hills Smartlab announced

Serena Hills School alumnus Allan DiCastro has made another sizeable donation to the elementary school from which he graduated four decades ago.

DiCastro is donating up to $200,000 to fund a “Smartlab” at the school, one of five campuses in Flossmoor District 161. District officials announced the gift at the July 10 board of education meeting.

DiCastro, who now lives in Los Angeles, has been working with for about two years with the district’s STEAM Committee about creating the lab. STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics.

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