Isle of Wight students take on Great Computer Challenge

Published 10:51 am Friday, June 17, 2016


The Isle of Wight County Public School Board honored several students for their participation in WHRO’s Junior Great Computer Challenge on June 9.

The contest, a joint project between WHRO, the Consortium for Interactive Instruction and Old Dominion University, is a competitive opportunity for students from kindergarten to fifth grade to demonstrate their knowledge of various computer applications and programming skills.

Among the honorees were teams from Carrsville, Windsor, Carrollton and Westside elementary schools.

The Carrsville Elementary School team, consisting of Victoria Evans, Nadia Hanna and Bobbie Rose received honorable mention in Level 2 Desktop Presentations. The team was coached by Gwen Best and Ann Brady.

From Windsor Elementary School, Ashlynn Huff, Ethan Brnkley-Sawyer and Rhys Tracy received second place in Level 1 Desktop Publishing. Ian Boykins, Autumn Watson and Emily Deutscher were awarded third place in Level 1 Graphic Design. Brandon Wiggins, Warrick DeGroft and Ayden Shannon placed first in the Level 2 Internet Scavenger Hunt.

The Windsor Elementary School teams were coached by Judith Post and Elizabeth Littlefield.

From Carrollton Elementary, Ava Williamson, Diana Leang and Paul Lilly were recognized as superior in Level 1 Desktop Publishing. Ellwood Tegtmeier, Madison Smith and Luca Camilleri were received an “Excellent” Award in Level 1 Graphic Design.

Both teams were coached by Jamie Ball, Carrie Smith and Laura Lilly.

Teams from Westside Elementary School in Smithfield were also recognized.

Over 90 teams of elementary school children from across Virginia competed in the Great Computer Challenge.