Volunteers rolled up their shirtsleeves during the third annual Maryland Net Weekend on Saturday and went to work installing new Internet connections at four Washington County elementary schools.
"All our schools are Internet accessible now, but not everywhere within the school," said Dennis McGee, director of facilities management for the county Board of Education.
For example, the 4th and 5th grade classes at Boonsboro Elementary School already had Internet access. On Saturday, the 2nd and 3rd grade classes were connected.
Eastern, Clear Spring and Fountaindale elementary schools were also wired for Internet access on Saturday.
Nine other local schools got new computers. They are the Alternative School, Cascade Elementary, Conococheague Elementary, Fairview Outdoor School, Greenbrier Elementary, Old Forge Elementary, Pangborn Elementary, South Hagerstown High and Williamsport Elementary.