Monday, March 26, 2012

Designing Women...(Yeah, we went there)

Blogger's Note: Another submission from FOB John Armato, who sent in three, count them THREE news items in the same day!

(It has occurred to us he may be trying to flood our pages with Pottstown schools news.)

Six students from Pottstown High School demonstrated their skills in computer technology recently while participating in the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit Regional Computer Fair.

Placing first in the graphic design category were senior Alisha Moses, sophomore Andrea Moses, and junior Emily Overdorf, shown above.

Earning first place honors qualifies the team to participate in the Pennsylvania State Computer Fair held at Dickinson College on May 22nd.

The web page design category saw a second place honor earned by juniors Josh Metzger and Matt Tessier, along with sophomore Giovanni Maldonaldo.

In addition to competing, students took part in workshops which included digital photography and job interview skills.

All the students competing were members of the Pottstown High School Advanced Computer Application and Desktop Publishing courses.

Dennis Arms, Pottstown High School business teacher, said the philosophy of the School Business Education Department is: “To offer our students a rigorous academic foundation that is needed for success in employment and post-secondary education.”

These students have spent many hours preparing for this competition and represent the quality of achievement for which our students are capable, Arms said.

Other schools competing in the competition included Methacton, Pottsgrove, Norristown, Lower Merion, Upper Dublin, Wissahickon, and Spring-Field.

This year, 34 projects were entered in six categories, including animation, logo design, web page design, graphic design, digital movie, and programming.

Students receiving 1st Place will advance to the state competition at Dickinson College on May 22 and 23, 2012.

“This is a great event which allows students to unleash their creativity, learn how to convey information more dynamically, and enhance their technology skills,” said Gail Kennedy, Director of Technology and Information Services.

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