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Tech Students Excel in Regional Competition

Student Technology Leaders from DeSales

The Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) team at DeSales High School will move on to state competition after impressing the judges at the Regional STLP Fall Showcase on November 10th at the University of Louisville.

The DeSales competitors, which included senior Jose Garcia and juniors Stephen Mayer, Logan Clark and Michael Schultz, presented two projects: one involving the iHelp Desk at DeSales and the second regarding the Summer Tech Youth Camp.  Both presentations earned high scores in their division, and the team was notified yesterday that it has advanced to the STLP State Competition in Lexington this spring.

The program, started by the Kentucky Department of Education in 1994, uses project-based learning principles to empower student-learning and achievement through the utilization and creation of technology-based solutions for school and community needs.

In addition to the team competition at the showcase, Jose was interviewed to be a STLP Engineer for all major STLP events, while Stephen, Michael, and Logan were asked by a representative of the JB Speed School at UofL to moderate/lead their youth technology camp this summer.  Team members also received recognition from showcase attendees, including tweets and photos on the official STLP website taken by the STLP Program Manager.

Over the next few months, the DeSales STLP Team will work hard on their projects, polishing their presentation and learning how to use and integrate new technologies (OverDrive, 3D Printer, etc.).

Congratulations to our talented STLP team on this accomplishment and to the dedicated moderator of the group, Ms. Jennifer Osbourne.