IT-oLogy Innovation Challenge Top Innovators

Congratulations to our top student innovators! These elementary, middle and high school students used technology to develop creative ways to help solve and/or bring awareness to a local, or global problem. We’re very proud of you and can’t wait to see what you and other students develop for next year!

Elementary School

1st – Andrew Simmons and Parker Tackett (Recycle Website) Spearman Elementary, Anderson 1, Teacher Beth Owings
2nd –Justin Monroe and Ashlyn Bell (Dash Sweeper) Spearman Elementary, Anderson 1, Teacher Beth Owings
3rd – Madeleine Strong and Hannah Crooks (Humane Society Drive) Merrywood Elementary, Greenwood 50
Honorable Mention (HM) – Saniya Gilbert and Carter Stephens (Recycling Program), Leaphart Elementary, Richland/Lexington 5, Columbia
HM – Jamison Cox and Jackson Thurman (Pollen Distributor) Spearman Elementary, Anderson 1, Teacher Beth Owings

Middle School

1st – Shakaren Douglas and Treasure King (Earth Support App), Jackson STEM MS, Aiken
2nd –Peyton Quickery (USB Pencil Sharpener), Ten Oaks Middle, Horry
3rd – Cole Smith (FMS 6th Grade App) Forestbrook Middle, Horry
HM – Dorothy Chastain Weaver (Kidputer) Brockman Elementary, Richland One
HM – Samuel Bornfreund and Andrew Vaughan (3D Printed Rayless Hook), Ten Oaks Middle, Horry

High School

1st – Samuel Cathcart and Abhimanyu Sailesh (Portable Elements Synthesizer), Blythewood HS, Richland 2
2nd – Jeffrey Carroll and Cody McWhorter (Digital Hall Pass), Laurens District 55 High School
3rd – Kaylie Smith and William Ayers (MAPS), R2I2, Richland 2
HM – David de Jesus (Visual Baby Monitor), Carolina Forest HS, Horry
HM – Lauren Chen (GMO Foods), Irmo, SC

TM Floyd Top Innovator Award

Samuel Cathcart and Abhimanyu Sailesh (Portable Elements Synthesizer), Blythewood HS, Richland 2

Awards

1st – $600 Scholarship ($300 per team member, if more than one on a team); Drone; IT-oLogy prize pack with program discount certificate; Certificate and ribbon
2nd – Virtual reality viewer; IT-oLogy prize pack with program discount certificate; Certificate and ribbon
3rd – Raspberry Pi starter pack; IT-oLogy prize pack with program discount certificate; Certificate and ribbon
HM – Makey Makey Kit; IT-oLogy prize pack with program discount certificate; Certificate and ribbon

TM Floyd Top Innovator Award – $500 scholarship and TM Floyd engraved trophy

 

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Innovation Challenge

Top Innovators 2017

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