2011 Kentucky Department of Education Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) Winners
The entrepreneurial spirit was alive and well at the 2011 Student Technology Leadership Program statewide competition May 13 at Rupp Arena in Lexington!
LBJ Elementary School - 1st place, Elementary Heritage Division
Katie Bowling, a 5th grader at LBJ Elementary School in Breathitt County, won 1st place in the Kentucky Department of Education STLP Heritage Division. Katie created a Facebook page that highlights historic sites in downtown Jackson. According to Katie’s STLP Coordinator Alonzo Fugate, "She (Katie) did this all on her own. We are very proud of her." Visit Katie’s Facebook page - and be sure to click LIKE!
Mt. Sterling Elementary School - 2nd place, Elementary Heritage Division
Twins Allison and Alyssa Jouett took 2nd place in the elementary school heritage division by developing a great video that not only documents the business changes in downtown Mt. Sterling but also tracks the Jouett twins' proud African American Heritage. STLP Co-Coaches Jana Elliott and Wendy Rogers supported these creative 4th graders. Watch their video on youtube, A Day in the Life of Main Street Mount Sterling.
Drake’s Creek Middle School - 1st place, Middle School Heritage Division
"This is my downtown Bowling Green" - that is the key message behind the "A Day in the Life of My Downtown" video highlighting the multi-generational experiences of Trevor Martin, his father and grandfather. This Drake’s Creek Middle School STLP team included 8th graders Trevor Martin and Dylan Velinsky. According to their tech-ed teacher Tom Bromer, "We very much appreciated the opportunity to participate this year and look forward to next year." Watch this award-winning video on youtube.
Lebanon Middle School - 2nd place, Middle School Heritage Division
Lebanon Middle School students Justin Overstreet, Salem Thomas, Daniel Raikes, Allie Evans, Emily Hill, Laura Beth Rice, Anne Kaitlyn Gribbins, Kennedy Mayo, Ethan Giles, Kaleb Grayson, Lauren Knott, Kristen Mattingly, Paige Cecil, Sara Nunn, Shacoya Edelen, Bailey Tungate, Sarah Abell, Nikki Lanham, Kaitlyn Spalding, Paige Reed, Rachel Gootee, Skylar Walston, Ben Roberts, Chris Coyle, Sarah Kuchar and Katie Wyman worked to create new retail products to encourage visitors to "Shop Local, Shop Downtown Lebanon," taking 2nd place in the middle school heritage division. The students designed t-shirts, a recycle bag, marketing calendars for downtown business owners and holiday ornaments. Hats off to their STLP Coordinator Mary Ruth Hogan for taking on this challenging project.
Fleming County High School - 1st place, High School Heritage Division
Fleming County High School senior Jonathon Dunaway won 1st place in the high school heritage division for creating a new website showcasing Fleming County covered bridges, to promote tourism to his region and to share educational resources such as the construction plans highlighted on his website. Charlene Hall is the STLP Coordinator for Fleming County High. Be sure to check out his website, which touts Fleming County as "Covered Bridge Capital of Kentucky."
Fairview High School - 2nd place, High School Heritage Division
Fairview High School freshmen Austin Clark, Mikey Adams and Anthony Roark took 2nd place in the high school heritage division. The team created a video-documentary highlighting Fairview High School's Old Gym. According to Fairview High STLP Coordinator Missy Murray, "the building was an original WPA [Works Project Administration] building and is still home to many Fairview school and community functions, such as Prom." Check out the Old Gym video on youtube.