Cherokee County School District students excelled in this year’s Student Technology Competition, with 53 placing first at region and six placing at state.

The statewide program includes 16 categories of competition for students in Grades 3-12. Two hundred and eighty students put their technology skills to the test at the Piedmont Regional Technology Competition held earlier this school year at Woodstock Middle School. The competition was organized and led by Shannon Carroll, CCSD’s Supervisor of Instructional Technology and Jeff Pence, CCSD Instructional Technology Specialist.

Fifty-three CCSD students won first place in their respective categories at the Piedmont regional level, earning a spot at the state competition that was held in March at Middle Georgia State University.

Six students placed first, second or third at the state competition. Clark Creek Elementary School STEM Academy fifth-graders Dylan Fallin and Gavin Letendre first in the state in Audio Production (Grades 5-6). Macedonia Elementary School fourth-grader Bradlee Rodriguez placed second in Digital Photo Production (3-4). Three students placed third: Creekland Middle School eighth-grader Reagan Pastor in Internet Applications (7-8); E.T. Booth Middle School seventh-grader Marissa Migneco in Animation (7-8); and Indian Knoll Elementary School third-grader Paxton Miller in Multimedia Applications (3-4).

CCSD’s region first-place winners are as follows:

Ball Ground Elementary School STEM Academy: Gabi Perez, Video Production (5-6)

Carmel Elementary School: Logan Kasper, 3D Modeling (5-6); David Holbrook, Mobile Apps (5-6)

Cherokee High School: Lexie-Anne Rodkey, Digital Photo Production (09-10); Dwight Kinney, Project Programming (11-12)

Clark Creek Elementary School STEM Academy: Pradhyumna Vasishta, Project Programming (3-4); Matthew Ndumbi and Michael Opoku-Mensah, Multimedia Applications (5-6); Logan Rice, Digital Game Design (3-4); Dylan Fallin and Gavin Letendre, Audio Production (5-6)

Creekland Middle School: Carson Heath, Audio Production (7-8); Reagan Pastor, Internet Applications (7-8); Emily Whitmore, Multimedia Applications (7-8)

Dean Rusk Middle School: Ava Tilt and Claire Mathis, 3D Modeling (7-8)

E.T. Booth Middle School: William Methvin, Animation (5-6); Marissa Migneco, Animation (7-8); Eduardo Morales, Device Modification (7-8); Andrew Rice and Conner Pearson, Digital Game Design (7-8); Jordyn Rutledge and Shawn Cole, Digital Photo Production (7-8); Anvita Rautray and Madeline May, Graphic Design (7-8); Nathaniel Hughes, Mobile Apps (7-8); Nicholas Knerr, Project Programming (7-8); Daniel Robbins and Kaden Fluhart, Robotics (7-8)

Indian Knoll Elementary School: Lawson Smith, Video Production (3-4); Jonathan New, Robotics (3-4); Matthew Chemmala, Project Programming (5-6); Peyton Grummer, Project Programming (5-6); Peyton Ingalls, Project Programming (3-4); Paxton Miller, Multimedia Applications (3-4); Nadine Mulligan, Internet Applications (3-4); Noah Smith, Graphic Design (5-6); Natalie Pereira, Graphic Design (3-4); Brody McLaughlin, Digital Photo Production (5-6); Kaiya Horata, Device Modifications (3-4); Gavin Ondeck, Audio Production (3-4)

Johnston Elementary School: Adam Kellner, Mobile Apps (3-4); Maggie Ku, Internet Applications (5-6); John Allen Graham, Animation (3-4)

Macedonia Elementary School: Bradlee Rodriguez, Digital Photo Production (3-4)

Sequoyah High School: Michael Hughes and Sam Darlow, Digital Game Design (11-12); Brett Lougheed, Project Programming (09-10)

Sixes Elementary School: Carolyn Dailey and Leah Rule, 3D Modeling (3-4); Cameron Crawford, Digital Game Design (5-6); Harper Griffin and Isaiah Felty, Robotics (5-6)

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