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Tablets arrive at Kinteel dormitory in Aztec

The Daily Times staff
From left, Tyshina Little and Starlotia Benally use their new tablets as Verizon Wireless marketing manager Tai Dinh helps Patrick Lameman, right, with his device on Wednesday at the Kinteel Residential Campus in Aztec.

FARMINGTON — Students who reside at the Kinteel Residential Campus Inc. in Aztec received wireless Microsoft tablets on Wednesday. The tablets were provided through a partnership between the U.S. Department of the Interior, Verizon and Microsoft.

In November, the Interior Department announced the partnership to provide tablets and high-speed wireless services to Native American students in 10 dormitories.

The tablets are designed to help students access programs focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics and cultural heritage, as well as complete homework. Jasper Joe, the home living supervisor at Kinteel, said the tablets arrived Monday, and the equipment was distributed to 84 students and four staff members.

Representatives from Verizon held an orientation on Wednesday about the tablets for students and staff.

Zachary Legah sets up his new tablet on Wednesday at the Kinteel Residential Campus Inc. in Aztec.