Governor bolsters computer science initiative in Elkins


Governor Asa Hutchinson made a stop in Northwest Arkansas to encourage students.

The governor visited Elkins High School in support of his new computer science initiative. 

This is his eighth tour since 2015.

Hutchinson explained how much the program has grown across the state since it started. 

“This year we went up to 8,000 students and a 30 percent increase of the number of students taking computer science just in the last year,” Hutchinson said.

Governor Hutchinson has visited almost 70 schools to promote science and coding and to encourage students to enroll in computer based courses. 

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