Manchin assists Hardy County schools

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., announced the delivery of more than 100 computers and other technology accessories to Hardy County Schools. Manchin’s Potomac Highlands Representative Peggy Hawse met with the Hardy County Superintendent Barbara Whitecotton and toured the inventory.

“More and more, we are dependent upon computers for our day-to-day business and educational needs,” Manchin said. “It is so important to try to keep up with these ever-changing technologies in order for our children to receive the best possible education and to have the necessary skills for the future, and that is why, I am so proud that my office could assist Hardy County schools with this endeavor.”

The computers will be used at Hardy County Middle and High schools.

“We appreciate these computers so much and are truly grateful to Sen. Manchin for his leadership in facilitating this opportunity,” Hardy County Superintendent Barbara Whitecotton said. “It’s these links to our government officials that make it possible for us to keep our school systems competitive with the rest of the nation. Senator Manchin’s staff is great to work with and we appreciate their efforts.”

In addition to the Surplus Books Program that is used to build library collections across our nation, Manchin strongly encourages all eligible schools, libraries and organizations in West Virginia to take advantage of the Computers for Learning Program.

For more information on eligibility and how to apply, call Manchin’s office at 202-224-3954, visit the Library of Congress Surplus Books Program webpage at or the Computers for Learning Program at