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Barren Students Participate in State STLP Conference
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More than 3,500 students from across Kentucky competed in the
Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) State Showcase Competition May 13 in Lexington. The students represented more than 324 schools and 97 school districts.  The event provided P-12 students opportunities to present their projects to people outside their classrooms. STLP is a project-based learning program that empowers students in all grade levels to use technology to learn and achieve. It was established in 1994 by the STLP State Advisory Council, which is composed of teachers, students and community leaders. The program is open to all students in all grade levels in every school in Kentucky.
The Student Technology Leadership Program focuses on technology related events such as gaming, minds on, robot use, help desk, website design, digital art, digital video, presentations, and many more events.  There were several hundred student showcases competing for the opportunity to travel to Philadelphia to the NECC (National Educational Computing Conference)  this summer.  Over 120 students from Barren County competed during the event and we are proud to have had 3 showcases in the final round of judging.  Barren County has been recognized as a leader in technology across the state and nation.  The district was awarded the STLP Platinum award in 2004 (one of only 4 districts at that time) for our excellence in student technology use across the district.
Barren County Students receiving awards were:
  • BCHS - 1st Place in Bench Challenge ~ Jake Lyons & Justin Richey
  • BCHS - 1st Place in Minds On ~ Evan Payne & Cameron Lile
  • BCHS - 2nd Place Cinemania ~ Drama Queens
  • BCHS 2nd Place Help Desk Service
  • BCHS 2nd Place Enterasys Networking ~ Jake Lyons
  • BCMS 2nd Place Help Desk Service
  • BCMS - 1st Place in PSA Video ~ "Trojan Extreme" by Bailey Hatfield
  • BCMS - 2nd Place in Feature Video ~ "Economy Technology" by the Pink Ladies: Shelby Lowe, KaraBeth Wheeler, & Stacie Tolliver
  • BCMS - 2nd Place in Help Desk Service ~ Preston McFarland & Kyle Hismeth
  • BCMS - Honorable Mention in Technical Writing ~ "Cruisin' On Up" by Maggie Casteel
  • BCMS - Honorable Mention in Technical Writing ~ "What Does Your Future Hold?" by Jonathan Bunnell
  • North Jackson - Kaitlyn Martin--honorable mention, Digital Storytelling
  • North Jackson - Easton Frazier and Benji Shireman--Gaming, 5th place in their group
  • North Jackson Showcase Top 61 Finalist - Spectacular Spelling--Malena Hughes, Chance Middleton, Lexi Mills, and Madeline Williams
  • North Jackson Showcase Top 61 Finalist--Project Ecosystem--Erin Wilson and Brooklyn Brown
  • Austin Tracy - Garrett Stinson - Dell Gaming Finalists
  • Austin Tracy - Teryane Humphrey and Makenna Hatfield - Cyber Gazette Reporters
  • Red Cross Elementary School Top 61 Finalist - Showcase - Playing It Safe
  • Hiseville STLP Champion - Chris Lile (teacher/STLP sponsor)
  • Hiseville Outstanding Student - Erin Walton
  • Hiseville - Digital Storytelling  Honorable Mention - Erin Walton
  • Hiseville - 1st Place in Feature Video Elementary level - “Hiseville Procedures and Expectations” - submitted by Casey Lile, Erin Walton, and Cameron Adwell




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