Regional Computer Fair Draws 44 Students, 35 Projects

Smethport Web— by Nathan Muller

Regional Computer FairSeneca Highlands Intermediate Unit #9 hosted the PA Regional Computer Fair for middle and high school students of Cameron, Elk, McKean, and Potter Counties on Thursday, March 5 and Tuesday, March 10.

The middle school event drew 31 students who entered 20 projects in the categories of digital movie, web page design, graphic design, computer fair logo design, multimedia, and desktop publishing.   

Each project had to meet a set of rigorous requirements, including a narrative description, planning document, and copyright disclosure.

The projects were carefully evaluated by seven judges. First place winners in each category will represent IU9 at the PA Middle School Computer Fair to be held May 20 at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

The results of the middle school competition…

Digital Movie
Haley Walters (Kane) – 1st
Tim Puglio, Cole Vecchio, Brooke Butler (Bradford) – 2nd
Christopher (CJ) Marham, Joseph Caldwell (Cameron County) – 3rd

Web Page Design
Barrett Kemp (Oswayo Valley) – 1st
Ryan Bunker, Chris Eaton (Bradford) – 2nd

Graphic Design
Payton Ambrose, Mackenzie Race, Ali Rinfrette (Bradford) – 1st
Melissa Moore (Cameron County) – 2nd
Gabe Rees (Oswayo Valley) – 3rd

Computer Fair Logo Design
Alex Ulin (Bradford) – 1st
Zach Hadfield (Kane) – 2nd
Katie Caldwell (Cameron County) – 3rd
Adam Jandrew, Jacob Lichert, Tommy Walker (Oswayo Valley) – Honorable Mention

Nathan Williams, Matt Flickinger (Kane) – 1st
Skylar Synder, Sydney Synder, Maddy Forbes (Bradford) – 2nd
Leigh Anna Markert, Brittany Faulkner (Smethport) – 3rd
Cheyenne Brabham, Haylee Kellert (Oswayo Valley) – Honorable Mention

Desktop Publishing
Tessa Rhinehart (Bradford) – 1st
Morgan Nicholson (Kane) – 2nd

A separate Computer Fair for high school students was held Tuesday, March 10 at the IU9 Building in Smethport. There were 24 students from the region who submitted 15 projects. The first place winners will go on to compete in the PA High School Computer Fair scheduled for May 19 at Dickinson College.

The results of the high school school competition…

Digital Movie
Alex Skraba, Travis Cherry, Srth Stahl (Ridgway) – 1st
Andriana Ramadhan, Emily Purdy (Austin) – 2nd

Megan MacDonald, Courtney Bush, Amanda Maddalena (Ridgway) – 1st

Curriculum-Based Web Page Design
Randy Tassone (Johnsonburg) – 1st

Information-Based Web Page Design
Colin Ulin (Bradford) – 1st
Laura Stahli (Johnsonburg) – 2nd

Graphic Design
Matt Melott (Cameron County) – 1st

Caleb Nichols, Bill Ripple (Austin) – Honorable Mention

Computer Fair Logo Design
Lacey Gosnell, Brianna Bush (Ridgway) – 1st
Colton DeLong (Johnsonburg) – 2nd
Lea Earley, Colton McCracken (Kane) – 3rd

Chelsea Plant, Chelsey Ray (Austin) – 1st
Corissa Goins (Kane) – 2nd

Desktop Publishing
Emily McLaughlin (Bradford) – 1st
Emily Wambaugh (Austin) – 2nd