In December just before the Christmas break four seventh grade students at Carter Jr. High were awarded laptop computers in backpacks. Two girls and two boys were winners in a contest conducted in the fall in which students from families of limited means wrote essays describing how they would use the computers and the benefits they expected from them in their future educational endeavors.
The computers were contributed by the First Presbyterian Church and the Heart of Arlington Neighborhood Association in cooperation with the Carter PTA. The church is located adjacent to the school, and the school is within HANA’s boundaries. We congratulate the winners, Prosper, Isaiah, Mariana, and Veronica. (At the school’s request we are not publishing their full names, because the school has not obtained their parents’ consent.)