Everything for Your Home's
Beauty, Comfort & Convenience 384-2123
704 Jamestown St, Columbia
Dr. Ronald P. Rogers
Support for your body's natural healing capabilities
Click here for details
Click here for information
Real Estate & Auction Co.
Duo County Telecom
Now Available Through
Your Cable Service!
GUN & PAWN
What's Going On
Info about the
Janice Holt Giles
and Henry Giles Society
Columbia Gas Dept.
GAS LEAK or GAS SMELL
24 hrs/ 365 days
270-384-2006 or 9-1-1
Call before you dig
Adair County students shine at STLP conference at Somerset
Students' creative use of technology draws praise from judges in Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) Regional Showcase.
Click on headline for complete story with photo(s)
By Wes Feese
Media Relations, Adair County Schools
Two dozen Adair County students, ranging in age from elementary to high school, traveled Monday morning, December 5, 2016 to Somerset to compete in the Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) Regional Showcase. All four schools in the district were represented and each brought a unique example of how technology has been utilized to enhance the educational experience.
"Each school's project was student-driven and their work was amazing," says District Technology Director Carla Perkins. "I'm very proud of our students and their sponsors."
Schools from all over central Kentucky competed Monday, and judges scored each individual presentation. Any school with a score of 85 or better will move on to state competition in Lexington, Ky. next April. While the scores have yet to be made public, the judges were complimentary of each Adair County entry.
Adair County High School's STLP team, coordinated by Jenny Myers, presented a video, made by seniors, to be shown to future students at the school. The clip shows pictures and words of wisdom from students in this year's senior class. "My students and Katie Curry's advanced media arts class collaborated to create a senior video that includes advice from any senior that wanted to participate," Myers says. "The group used multiple forms of technology, and the video will be used for years to come." ACHS students in attendance at the competition includedTrevor Cowan, Sara Dunbar, Maddie Loy, Tyler Miller, Erwin Ruczienski, and Michaela Wats on. Seniors Katherine Curry, Linsey Grant, and Chloe Hixson also worked on the project but were unable to attend.
For the middle school's entry, school STLP coordinator Adam Cox's group presented a Google tutorial, explaining how to use Google docs and other related programs. "This is an excellent opportunity for students to share a product that they've been working on with people that hold similar interests," Cox says. "These experiences brought out the best in my students and showed their great ability to work together toward a common goal, and I'm really proud of their hard work." ACMS students at the competition included Ian Grant, Jonathan Melton, Blaise Wall, Colton Wall, and Chad Wiley.
The younger students' entries were just as impressive. With one of the more creative entries, Sarah Dean's Adair Elementary students showed a student-produced newscast, "ACES Faces," and explained the utilization of technology that went into the project. The mission of the newscast is to "provide relevant and current school events to students, parents, and community members," while being models of student leadership and making a positive impact in the community.
Five students - Addie Baker, Gabe Coleman, Sofia Coleman, Jasper Kemp, and Lilly Myers - represented Adair County Primary Center at the competition. Taking the ambitious approach of presenting "12 Easy Ways to Save the Planet," their booth was a hit among judges and fellow students alike. School STLP coordinator Laura Marcum's students were well-prepared and enthusiastic as they explained simple conservation solutions to problems like food waste, overuse of plastic, and superfluous energy use.
Overall, the day was a rousing success for the entire district, and the students earned every bit of the praise they received from judges and fellow students. This was the first-ever STLP showcase to feature representatives from each of the district's four schools. "Adair County was definitely well represented," Perkins says.
This story was posted on 2016-12-06 12:53:20
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.
To sponsor news and features on ColumbiaMagazine, please use our contact form.
More articles from topic Education:
Budding engineers demonstrate skills at ACMS Football Field
CES to host parent-teacher conferences Thu 15 Dec 2016
Letter: Art teacher at ACES deserves recognition
CHS bill signed into law at Kentucky Youth Assembly
CES to host Grandparent Day celebration
Elementary students dress as idioms
ACES parent-teacher conferences Mon 28 Nov 2016
Adair County Middle School SBDM meets 22 Nov 2016
51 ACHS students recognized at National Honor Society induction
Adair County School Board Meeting, 17 Nov 2016 REPORT
View even more articles in topic Education
Click for Info
Bank of Columbia
If You're Thinking of Selling,
Let Us Do the Yelling
Principal Broker & Auctioneer
Burton Real Estate
& Auction Service
Call Us For Appraisals
Click for Listings
On This Site
or Click Here
Columbia in the Movies
from the archives of
Click for Stories
The Best of
Local Stories of
The Greatest Generation
Order Book or e-Book
See who's celebrating
Birthdays and Anniversaries
Special Events List
Directory of Churches
phone numbers and more
for churches in Adair County
Find Great Stuff in
Antiques, Help Wanted,
Autos, Real Estate,
Legal Notices, More...
ColumbiaMagazine.com content is available as an RSS/XML feed for your RSS reader or other news aggregator.
Contact us: Columbia Magazine and columbiamagazine.com, PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.