Digital student awards

Local - 5/6/2014 11:20 PM by Kevin Jacobs

iRaleigh presents new "App' tivities" for students.

The creative geniuses were awarded for their tech savvy creations. Elementary, middle and high school students created a "1-minute" PSA on "Why Raleigh County is a quality place to live." The initiative to get students into digital media creation pays dividends at the first ever "Student Digital Media Awards." Both students and parents say the new technology is a learning experience for everyone.

"I want every school in West Virginia to have iPads, and I want every kid to be able to experience that," said Kayla Anderson - Woodrow Wilson High School, First Place Winner.

"I think it's very exciting and I think it's funny because he knows more about the iPad and technology than I do, so he teaches me a lot. He has learned a lot with the iPad and technology. He loves it, so I think it's great," said Tammy Harrah, Parent.

West Virginia's own Colton Pack finished off the ceremony with a special performance.

Elementary Winners

1st Place - Mia Houck - Bradley Elementary

2nd Place - Taylor Gunter - Bradley Elementary

3rd Place - Noah Matteo - Ghent Elementary


Middle School Winners

1st Place - Brennan Lawless - Shady Spring Middle

2nd Place - Ryan Boccabello - Beckley-Stratton Middle

3rdPlace - Laken Kincaid and Carter Stiltner - Independence Middle


High School Winners

1st Place - Kayla Anderson - Woodrow Wilson

2nd Place - Emily Akers and Brianna Duckworth - Shady Spring High

3rd Place - Ian Honaker and Travis Matherly - Woodrow Wilson


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