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Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) Youth Qualify for State Competition

Trinity Smith

Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) teams from Maryville and Roby Elementary Schools and an Eastside Middle School youth have qualified for state finals March 2018 at Rupp Arena in Lexington.

Maryville’s STLP Coordinator Kimberly Tabler said her group’s project was on bully prevention.

“During Safe Schools week, Katie Piggott, Madison Montgomery, Kendall Barrett, Jayda Fiske, Hannah Warner, Riley Scrogham, and Abbigail Murphy ran a bully poster contest and did daily broadcast announcements about dealing with bullying,” Tabler explained. “They also had the classes sign a Bully Pledge.”

Tabler said the youth will prepare for state by finishing a video they created along with other activities to continue their involvement with the project.

Roby’s STLP team of Jennifer Naylor, Luna Asbell, Kylie Morre, Dylan Clardy, Hannah Kennerly, Travis Harrington, Corey Payton, Hunter Arnett, Gavin Dunton, Ian Lee, Cid Asbell, Madison Mullins, Cailee Fleming and Emma Holt created a project called Coding for Cans.

Coordinator Emily Hunt described it as hosting Hour of Code nights after school to teach the students about computer coding.

“The admission for the Hour of Code Night is a canned good,” Hunt said. “The students will then add these canned goods to the Shepherd’s Pantries that are throughout Shepherdsville.”

Hunt added the most exciting thing about the project is students did all of the work.

“They decided what they wanted to do and what they thought was the best way to help our community,” Hunt said. “They have been working through recess time and after school to prepare their presentation and they were awesome when presenting to the judges. They are super excited about qualifying for state finals!”

Eastside Middle School’s Trinity Smith was selected to participate in the Social Media Team at state competition after scoring so well in the Service Category.

School Language Arts teacher Sheila Hendricks said Trinity interviewed at Regionals to show her experience in using and managing social media.

“She will be part of the team at State who will be responsible for documenting the day using Social Media,” Hendricks said. “Judges noted that she was familiar with snapchat, experience in multiple platforms, assisted with video projects and well-prepared and well-spoken.”

Trinity said she was looking forward to representing her school and district at the state level.

 "I am very excited and looking forward to documenting as many things as I can on social media,” said the 13 year-old daughter of Amanda and Matthew Smith.

Trinity works for the EMS broadcast team and is eager to learn new skills as well as sharpen her current abilities.

“I want everyone to know what a great school Eastside is and how we are using social media,” she said. 

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