Dardanelle High School JROTC and Computer Science programs fund STEM initiatives


Story by: LTC (R) Darrell (Wallie) Shaw

Dardanelle High School JROTC and Computer Science programs were recently awarded a $17,141 Innovation in Computer Science grant from the Arkansas Department of Education. The grant will fund an initiative to develop virtual reality and other extended reality applications for students and teachers. The grant will also help fund a summer technology camp for incoming high school freshmen in 2023.

Pictured are computer science and JROTC students with some of their new equipment that will be used to develop the VR apps, from left, sitting:  Ashley Pizarro, Jaden Holland, Sheila Roman-Soto, Emmah Parker, Mayrani Navarette, Rebecca Morgan, and Asa Stone. Standing, from left to right:  Brad Lamberth, Austin Owens, Callee Greiger, TJ Mashek, and Jackson Knight. LTC Wallie Shaw and 1SG Mike Keen are the JROTC instructors.