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.
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