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Students plan lab for senior center
November 17, 2003

(CORNING, AR) - ExplorNet students at Corning High School are once again turning their attention to community service. They're working with the city of Corning to add an extra attraction to a brand new senior citizens' center. They'll network it, then other students from Corning will teach seniors how to do email and other basic computer functions.

Corning High School students at local police station

Some of these same students were involved in another community project last year -- building a computer lab for the Corning Police Department. Seniors Matt Miller and Cody McGrew were leaders in both projects. They gained technical knowledge in their Computer Engineering class, and say the volunteers efforts have given them hands-on experience in a real-world environment.

The students are already working to upgrade the network they installed at the police station last year, using equipment the school no longer uses.

The Computer Engineering project was created by the Raleigh-based nonprofit ExplorNet to provide students with real-world job skills as well as soft skills like dependability, responsibility and leadership.


For more information, contact Robin Fred via e-mail at or call him at 888.507.3800.

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