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COAST GUARD DONATES COMPUTERS TO CANCRYN JH

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March 25, 2002 – The Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment St. Thomas has transferred ownership of 15 computers to Addelita Cancryn Junior High School.
According to Petty Officer Torin Zielenski of the St Thomas Detachment, the computers were excess government property left after an equipment upgrade at Marine Safety Office San Juan. The computers were transported to St Thomas via Coast Guard cutter.
Addelita Cancryn was chosen to receive the computers after members of the Coast Guard unit visited the school during a career day last fall and observed a need for the equipment, said a release from the St. Thomas Detachment.
Cancryn principal Yvonne Pilgrim has plans to add all 15 to those presently in use at the school: five to the library, five to reading classrooms, and five to the school-to-work center, which will open soon.
Lt. John Reinert said the 15 are Micron PC's, and range from 200-250 mh with 30 meg memory. A 15-inch screen and keyboard was donated with each CPU, and all are Internet-capable. It will be up to the school to set them up and add software.
Pilgrim said teacher Alrick Elliott and his "Gen-Y" (short for Generation Y) class will take on the responsibility to get the computers set up and install some replacement parts and the software. Pilgrim said she welcomes the "new challenge" for that class.
According to Petty Officer Zielenski, "We try to help out the communities where we live and work. It just makes sense to get these computers in the hands of the students".
Similar computer transfers will take place on St Croix and in San Juan.
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