Students get free computers at Cherry Point

computer giveaway

Isiluah DeJesus, 5, right, and Isidre DeJesus, 11, receive instructions from volunteer John Weems on how to operate their new computer during a computer giveaway Saturday at Miller's Landing at Cherry Point. Kramden Institute and Lenovo partnered to give away 75 refurbished computers to children of military families.

Ken Buday/Havelock News
Published: Friday, May 17, 2013 at 09:28 AM.

In today’s high-tech world, students rely on computers as part of their education.

On Saturday, 75 students in military families at Cherry Point received their very own computers as part of a giveaway from Kramden Institute and Lenovo.

But, not everything is going to be about education.

"He and his dad play a lot of online games together," Bonnie Nethercutt said of her husband Gunnery Sgt. James Crudden and son Dustin, 11.

Dustin stared at the screen and listened intently as he received instructions on the use of the computer.

"I like it," he said. "My dad has one, but I don’t get to use it."

Nethercutt said the work computer is off limits to the children, but that the new one will come in handy.

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