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ULM announces technology challenge winners

Published March 18, 2014

The University of Louisiana at Monroe recently hosted the 8th annual Louisiana High School Online Technology Challenge. High school teams across Louisiana participated in the online competition, which encourages high school students to prepare for Louisiana's future through the use of technology. CenturyLink served as the title sponsor of the event.

“CenturyLink is proud to partner with ULM on a project that helps to expose students to technology and encourages them to grow their computer skills,” said Kristy LaCroix, manager of community relations at


CenturyLink. “We have served as title sponsor of this program for several years and have also provided employee judges to review the teams’ submissions.”

Any high school in Louisiana was eligible to participate in this educational event by registering a 15-member student team.

Since 2006, approximately 4,700 high school students have participated in the event, which is held “virtually” during regular school hours.

Teams were asked to create a flier or bulletin promoting an event or cause using online resources, and page-building applications.

Teams submitted their work online and submission were viewed and scored online by various judges from across the state.

The five highest-scoring teams were honored for their submissions.

First place was awarded to Carencro High School, in Lafayette Parish, under the direction of team coach Donna Denny.

Second place was awarded to Mount Carmel Academy in Orleans Parish, under the direction of team coach Kathy Pennison.

Third place was awarded to St. Thomas More Catholic High School in Lafayette Parish, under the direction of team coach, Robin Herrington.

Fourth place went to Dunham School in East Baton Rouge Parish, under the direction of team coach Katy Ullrich, and fifth place went to St. Joseph's Academy, in East Baton Parish, under the direction of team coach John Richardson.

For more information about the technology challenge, visit, ulm.edu/techchallenge