High School Technology Competition Gets Booted Up This Spring

December 06, 2005

Charleston, W.Va. - High school technology enthusiasts will have their opportunity to click, drag and drop their skills with a technology competition this spring. The Governorís Advisory Council for Educational Technology is looking for the most innovative and creative thinkers in West Virginia. The council, in partnership with American Public University System, is sponsoring a West Virginia High School Technology Competition for high school students.  

Students are encouraged to design informational projects that enhance educational instruction, administration or that benefit a local community project through the use of the World Wide Web. Projects must be conceived and built by West Virginia high school students with an adult sponsor. Technical assistance from school advisors is allowed. Each entry must be live on the World Wide Web by 5:00 Pm EST on May 30, 2006.  

The award for first place is $5,000; second place is $2,500; third place is $1,500; and fourth place is $1,000. A panel of five judges with experience in education and technology applications will be appointed to review all entries received.  

Students should submit a detailed description of the project including the project team members, the purpose of the project, the technology utilized, the estimated time to complete the project and the projected benefit to the school or community.  

An entry form and contest guidelines can be obtained by visiting www.wvgovedact.org. The deadline for entries is May 1, 2006. All entries should be submitted to:  

Ms. Nancy Sturm Education Technology Advisor to the Governor West Virginia Northern Community College 1704 Market Street Suite 115 Wheeling, WV 26003 nsturm@wvgot.org  

For more information regarding the competition, contact Nancy Sturm at (304) 233-5900, extension 4282.

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