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"We believe frankly that it is critical to any student's success to have digital literacy skills, access to the internet and of course affordable computers," says Comcast Foundation Vice President Fred Maahs.
Digital Scholars is a 3.5 hour program that covers a wide range of topics including cyber bullying, online relationships, and responsible social networking. Students at Isaac Litton Middle School who completed the program were entered into a drawing Friday afternoon to win a new laptop. One winner believes the new laptop will be important to her success as a student, as she prepares for high school.
"Yes, because technology is used so much in education and in learning now," says 8th grade student Chelsey Autry. "It will actually help me in studying and learning."
The Digital Scholars program is currently in use in 2 Nashville schools, with plans to expand to additional schools this year.
Monday, January 28 2013, 10:52 PM CST
Body found in Percy Priest Lake
May 25, 2013 20:14 GMT
SMYRNA, Tenn. (AP) -- Authorities say a body has been found in Percy Priest Lake in Middle Tennessee.
WSMV-TV (http://bit.ly/16gYKys) reports officials with Metro Police, the Office of Emergency Management and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency were at the scene Saturday at Hole In The Wall Island. The body was reported to authorities about 11 a.m.
TWRA officials say they believe the deceased man is a boater who disappeared in the lake two weeks ago.
Police said the agencies coordinated with each other to get a boat in the water and recover the body.
Information from: WSMV-TV, http://www.wsmv.com/
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