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TAG-Ed Announces 2016 High School WEBChallenge Winners

ATLANTA (April 20, 2016) –TAG Education Collaborative (TAG-Ed) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 High School WEBChallenge Competition. Students were awarded at Google Atlanta on Wednesday, April 20.

The High School WEBChallenge competition is designed to engage high school students in the latest technology with hands-on web design experience. Students worked in teams of 2-4 students to complete in the 2016 WEBChallenge, which was based on the theme Cyber Security – Protecting Personal Information. Each team designed a website, visuals, and marketing plan for either a pre-teen or senior audience, aiming to better educate their chosen group about cyber security and how to best keep their information safe.

The 2016 High School WEBChallenge winners include:

 

  • First Place in Quality of Solutions: Save Secure Unregistered, Meadowcreek High School - Anthony Snyder, Illie Rodriguez
  • Second Place in Quality of Solutions: Bulldog Way, George P. Butler High School - Bakari Banks, Jaylan Brigham, Jaleel Brigham, Keishaun Johnson
  • First Place in Quality of Research: Cyber Servers, Meadowcreek High School - Aljon Pineda, Sukhmani Choudhry, Simran Singh
  • Second Place in Quality of Research: Paulding County, Paulding County High School - Maeva Makendi, Chayton Pabich
  • First Place in Marketing Competition: Spark Designer, Dacula High School - Hong Wang, Ray Haggins
  • First Place in Uniqueness of Approach: Hack Discoveries, South Gwinnett High School - Jahbrea Troxler, Diamonique Horne, Tracy McSwain
  • Second Place in Uniqueness of Approach: Circuit, Meadowcreek High School - Syed Ahmed, Trung Duc Bui
  • First Place in Visual Presentation: Team Panda, Hart County High School- Savannah Gaines, Kelsie Dean, Megan Crump
  • Second Place in Visual Presentation: Team Turtle, Hart County High School - Tater Sadler, Aaron Bellew
  • First Place in Technical Complexity: Team Nebula, Meadowcreek High School - Mohammad Umar, Citlally Rangel, Zong Ru Wen, Maximiliano Juarez Tovar
  • Second Place in Technical Complexity: Cyber Crew, Thomson High School - Victoria Wells, Aaron Hayes
  • Best Overall: Team Nebula, Meadowcreek High School - Mohammad Umar, Citlally Rangel, Zong Ru Wen, Maximiliano Juarez Tovar

 

Finalist teams are awarded partial scholarships for post-secondary studies. Faculty advisors who sponsor the winning teams receive a stipend for classroom supplies. 

To learn more, about the 2016 High School WEBChallenge, please visit: http://www.tagedonline.org/high-school-web-challenge/

 

About TAG Education Collaborative

TAG Education Collaborative is dedicated to developing science, technology, engineering and math initiatives in Georgia. Through partnerships with statewide STEM programs, TAG-Ed fosters student interest in STEM in order to increase appreciation for the opportunities available through technology careers. TAG-Ed hosts an internship program for high school students, two team challenges for students interested in Health IT and web design, and the Vine Event, an annual fundraiser benefiting STEM education. For additional information, visit TAG Education Collaborative or contact Michael Robertson at (404) 920 – 2038 or mrobertson@tagonline.org.

 

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