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Students of unique class reunite with teacher 40 years later


INDIANAPOLIS — Milton Allen opened Computer Kids on the nook of forty sixth Street and College Avenue within the early Eighties.

The objective of the enterprise was to show kids about computer systems at an early age. Allen additionally hoped to calm the fears surrounding the rising know-how.

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1981: Teaching Kids About Computers

Former WRTV reporter Derrik Thomas spoke with Allen about that worry in a report initially filed on July 20, 1981.

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“A lot of parents are fearful, but there’s no real reason to be fearful of a computer,” Allen mentioned. “It’s kind of like a mechanic of some sort, teaching kids to use the right tools to get the right run of the program. To make the thing do what they want it to and it’s a bunch of symbols and codes. It can be quite simple for kids simply because they don’t have the mental blocks as adults do.”

Also featured within the report had been brothers Josh and Luke Morehead. The pair lived within the neighborhood and had been amongst Allen’s first college students.

WRTV just lately tracked down each brothers to seek out out what they’re doing in the present day.

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Luke Morehead earned a level in electrical engineering and finally began his personal pc consulting enterprise. He is at present the Director of Technology for the IHSAA.

Luke mentioned seeing the story introduced again many recollections of Milton Allen.

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“It’s been such a blessing in my life just to have that interaction to have an adult mentor outside of the family that we could look up to and respect,” Luke mentioned.

Josh Morehead is now an engineer and he credit Allen for serving to him develop his skillset.

“You look back at growing up at what influenced us for our career and our lives, some of the skillsets he was developing have been a tremendous asset to me as I started my career in engineering and program management,” Josh mentioned.

As for Milton Allen, he now calls Georgia dwelling. Allen just lately visited the Hoosier state and WRTV organized a shock reunion 40 years within the making.

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Allen was past elated to see his former college students.

“It brought tears to my eyes to see these guys,” Allen said. “It’s been 40 years! Here they come, walkin’ up, and they have gray hair like mine. I didn’t expect this. It has made my year, month — several years!”

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