“We’re very proud of the West Virginia teams competing in this academic competition,” said Alta McDaniel, coordinator of technology education for the West Virginia Department of Education. “The Internet sites developed and designed by our elementary students are amazing.”
According to McDaniel, “Surfing Inside the Human Body,” developed by Kanawha City Elementary in Kanawha County; and “Wild, Wonderful, Endangered West Virginia,” developed by Lincoln Elementary School in Wood County, were the state’s two semifinalists. Winners of the national ThinkQuest Junior competition will be announced on the organization’s website, www.thinkquest.org, on May 19.
ThinkQuest Junior is a classroom-based competition that encourages girls and boys in grades four through six to take an interest in computers and technology. Over 130 teams were chosen as semifinalists from among the 625 entries in five categories –- arts and literature, sports and health, math and science, interdisciplinary and social sciences.