Computers and Computer Science, Hour of Code

2014 Hour of Code sees USVI schools participation

CSEDWeekButtonComputer Science Education week is December 8-14, 2014 and The Virgin Islands Next Generation Network, Inc. is pleased to acknowledge 5 participating schools in the United States Virgin Islands for this year’s event!

According to the web site at, one classroom will win a trip to Washington, D.C. for a historic, top-secret Hour of Code! will select one lucky classroom to attend a very special Hour of Code event in the nation’s capital – so special that all the details are under wraps! Winning students (with chaperones) will enjoy an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C.

Students will participate in a full day of top-secret activities on Monday, December 8. 51 schools win a class-set of laptops (or $10,000 for other technology)

One lucky school in every U.S. state (+ Washington D.C.) will win $10,000 worth of technology. Participating USVI schools are:

  • All Saints Cathedral School
  • Antilles School
  • Arthur A Richards JHS (Frederiksted)
  • Gifft Hill School
  • Ricardo Richards Elementary School (Kingshill)

The registration deadline has passed, so no more schools can be considered for the competition this year – join viNGN is wishing all the best to our representatives in this year’s #HourOfCode!


About vingn

The Virgin Islands Next Generation Network (viNGN) was established in 2010 as a public corporation; it is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Virgin Islands Public Finance Authority. viNGN was funded primarily from an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grant made by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) as part of a federal program to improve the broadband capacity in the United States, its territories, and the District of Columbia. The program is called the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP). For more information regarding viNGN, call (340) 715-8581, or visit


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