Tuesday, August 13, 2013

National BDPA High School Computer Competition Championship Finalists (2013)

The Student Information Technology Education and Scholarship (SITES) program is designed to introduce K-12 students and under-served communities to the field of Information Technology through hands-on training. BDPA encourage these students to seek higher levels of education by providing incentives through scholarships. Many of these young people have let us know how important it is for them to be groomed by BDPA to become our next generation of IT professionals.

BDPA has grown this program by leaps and bounds since it was created in 1986 by Dr. Jesse Bemley.  There were over 600 students from 46 local BDPA chapters who began the year with hopes of winning the 2013 National BDPA High School Computer Competition (HSCC) championship.

We are down to the 17 chapters who have garnered the volunteer and financial support necessary to bring a team to the championship being held August 14-17 in Washington DC.  HSCC coordinator Michelle Cooke informed us that the 2013 HSCC Championship finalists are:
Defending HSCC Champs (Atlanta)
  1. Atlanta - defending champions!'
  2. Charlotte
  3. Chicago
  4. Cincinnati
  5. Dallas
  6. Detroit
  7. Greater Columbia
  8. Los Angeles
  9. Middle Tennessee
  10. New Jersey
  11. New York
  12. Philadelphia
  13. Southern Minnesota - they won it all 5 years ago and 10 years ago!
  14. St. Louis
  15. Triangle
  16. Twin Cities
  17. Washington DC
Let the 'wolf tickets' begin! Who do you think will be the 2013 National BDPA HSCC champion?  Within a few days we will know which HSCC students will win college scholarships funded by Creating IT Futures Foundation, HP, Johnson & Johnson, Merck, PCC Technology Group, University of Phoenix, Walgreens and individual donors like you!

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