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Wolfe County Schools Join Computer Program
Wolfe County Schools Join Computer Program
Wolfe County Schools Join Computer Program
Frankfort, KY: Representative John Will Stacy, on a recent visit to Red River Elementary announced that Wolfe County Schools will join area schools in the Dataseam initiative that provides new computers and helps power research at state universities.
“Students and teachers are excited about receiving this new technology in the
classroom,” said Rep. John Will Stacy (D-West Liberty). “The University of Louisville
James Graham Brown Cancer Center is also thrilled with the extra computing power that
will help create life-saving drugs to fight cancer.”
According to Representative Stacy, “As a Participating Partner in this unique Kentucky-
based program, Wolfe County computers will be part of one of the largest research grids
in the world. Workshops will help teachers use the computers to support 21st-Century
classroom learning.”
“What’s really exciting is that University researchers will also visit our schools to speak
with classes and area students are eligible for special scholarships offered by the
University of Louisville and Morehead State University,” said Rep. Stacy.
To date the program supported by state legislators has provided Kentucky schools with
over 13,000 new computers; helped train over 4,000 educators; provided over $350,000
in college scholarships for Kentucky students; and helped move three potential cancer
drugs in to the development stage.
When students are not using the computers the Brown Cancer Center researchers
access the computers to analyze millions of molecular combinations and their affect on
cancer cells. Using a large number of computers in what is called a computing grid
helps the Brown Cancer Center drastically reduce the time and expense to research new
potential drugs.
Wolfe County School District will be able to improve the technology in their schools and
provide the universities with added computing power in one program, making every
dollar count twice.
“We’re very excited to be part of this nationally recognized program,” said Wolfe County
School’s Superintendent Kenny Bell. “This program helps us keep technology up-todate
for students and makes a substantial difference in the important research being
conducted at state universities."
This was all made possible because of the hard work and dedication of Superintendent Kenny Bell, Wolfe County Board of Education, Susan Cable, Eddie Rose, Lee Picklesimer, Dale Brewer, and Jason Graham, State Representative John Will Stacy, Dataseam Representative Brian Gupton, Principal Brian Creech, Technology Coordinator Lou Brewer and Assistant Wendy Pelfrey, and many Red River Valley Elementary Faculty, Staff, and Community Members. A big THANK YOU to every person that helped make this project a success.

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