Red River students

Students participating in summer computer program in 2018 put on by Red River are, from left, Isabelle Ackerman, Nathan Knowlton, Joshua Treadway and Morgan Radford, at bottom. They are taking apart a PC, identifying the components and rebuilding the computer, so that it can boot up and operate.

CLAREMONT — Sneha Magadi was torn between becoming a Broadway actress or working in information technology.

As a student at Lebanon High School, she attended a summer program sponsored by Red River in 2018 that included teaching students about programming and assembling computers.

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