computer donation

NHS VA STAR students present refurbished laptops to BGCNN members. From left are Alexandra Steele, Jalayah Pickett, Henry Patterson, Maddox Gant, Kam Dobyns, Micheal Jones, Kamden Coles and William Rose.

Students from Northumberland High School presented 15 laptop computers to the Boys & Girls Club of the Northern Neck at their new Northumberland Unit location. The NHS students participate in the Virginia Student Training and Refurbishing (VA STAR) program under the direction of CTE coordinator Jay E. Lightfoot.

VA STAR is a statewide program that teaches students to refurbish surplus computer hardware from government agencies and private companies. The refurbished computers are donated to families, organizations, and school districts in need. According to Lightfoot, the VA STAR members learn how to repair and rebuild computers. He hopes his students see the positive impact their hard work has on the youth and organizations they donate to.

“Today, we live in a technology-driven world and access to computer technology is more important than ever,” said BGCNN executive assistant Becky Smith-Norris. “We are incredibly thankful for Jay and the students of VA STAR for their hard work and commitment to providing technological opportunities to our Club members and other organizations across the state.