FDA tech team wins 20 awardsPublished 12:02pm Thursday, May 1, 2014
The Fort Dale Academy technology team claimed 17 individual awards and three team awards at the Alabama Independent School Association Technology Fair April 25 at Faulkner University.
“This is probably the best we’ve ever done,” said Pat Skipper, FDA technology instructor. “We usually place as a team, but the number of individual awards we won this year was exceptional.”
FDA’s elementary and high school teams both claimed first place in their respective divisions, while the junior high team earned a third-place finish.
“To be able to compete at the state level, the students had to place in the top three at our school competition, so just to be able to compete was an accomplishment,” said Skipper. “I was really proud of our teams. Some of these students have been working on these projects for as long as four months, and they did some really good work and it was nice to see them recognized.”
At the local and state level, teams competed in applications, multimedia, graphics, web pages, digital video production and programming.
Individual winners from FDA in the elementary school division included: Hunter Teague, first place, applications; Hannah Huggins, third place, multimedia; Jess Causey, first place, web pages; Samuel Sherling, first place, digital video production; and Hunter Teague, second place, digital video production.
FDA’s elementary school team included Hunter Teague, Samuel Sherling, Jess Causey, Hannah Huggins, Mac Williamson, Sam Winters, Bradey Peavy, Lance Smith, Simon Edwards and Taylor Fraze.
Individual winners from FDA in the junior high division included: Lance Powell, third place, applications; Clay Thompson, first place, graphics; William Sherling, third place, graphics; and Alex Little, third place, web pages.
FDA’s junior high team included Clay Thompson, William Sherling, Lance Powell, Alex Little, Charlie Cox, Meagan Davis, Mallory Conway, Kara Halford, Warren Matthews, Taylor Stinson, Peyton Burleson, Faith Newton and Kaitlin Mosley.
Individual winners from FDA in the senior high division included: Zoe Brown, first place, applications; Caison Elliott, graphics, second place; Cailyn Thompson, first place, web pages; Kendall Hays, second place, web pages; Larry Harold, first place, programming; Kaleb Piggett, second place, programming; and Cole Davis, third place, programming.
FDA’s senior high team included Larry Harold, Kaleb Piggott, Cole Davis, Cailyn Thompson, Kendall Hays, Zoe Brown, Caison Elliott, Kristen Medley, Rachel Jackson, James Choi, Hannah Johnson, Samuel Harris, Yeagor Shcherbatykh, Caleb Whigham and Shelby Heartsill.