CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Seventeen-year-old Lakota Demers worked to insert a floppy drive in a computer in a class at Washington High School on Wednesday and he talked about working in the computer programming field some day.
Meredith Douthett sat in a darkened room with about 10 students in another classroom where they learned about how to build their own Web sites.
Examples of the work were projected onto a screen as teacher Laura Borkholder talked.
In a studio where JCS Television programs are made, students worked with computerized production equipment.
Teachers and others remarked at the bright future ahead for the students in today's high-tech world.
Sen. Jay Rockefeller agreed.
"That is pure gold," said Rockefeller, D-W.Va.
Rockefeller toured Jefferson County's sparkling new Washington High School Wednesday to see computer-based instruction, and it was like being a proud parent.