TCEA 2008 Student Technology Contests winners announced
TCEA announces more than 100 winners in the Texas Computer Education Association’s 2008 Student Technology Contests. Forty-three contest judges evaluated more than 800 entries and chose the winners on Saturday, March 29, 2008.
Two Orangefield High School Digital Graphics students were among the winners. Tasha Anderson got second place in the Digital Graphics Original Illustrated Art category and Aharon Fukuda got third place in the same category. Their teacher is Cindy Womack.
A group of volunteers from a cross-section of TCEA members and others judged the contest entries in Digital Audio, Web Design, Digital Graphics, Multimedia, Desktop Publishing, Digital Video, and Animation. The student entrants had been preparing their entries since October 2007 when TCEA announced the 2008 Student Technology Contests.
Students from kindergarten through 12th grade used technology to create clever logos, colorful posters, newsletters, magazine covers, brochures, videos, multimedia presentations, and web sites. The categories represented in the contests are modeled on the Technology Applications courses that are currently in the state curriculum. First, second, and third place winners were announced in the seven separate contest categories within four grade-level categories — K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12.
Entries were submitted from across the state, but only the top students are being recognized. Sponsoring teachers are members of TCEA.
The winners will receive medals and certificates. The judges came from all parts of Texas and included TCEA members ranging from Technology Directors to teachers and college professors.