Two high school students attending a web design career program and entering into multiple regional contests found that hard work and determination does pay off. They were subsequently invited to compete at the national level in the National Leadership Conference of Business Professionals of America. Their newest challenge was to design a website that inspires communities to make healthy decisions.
(ThisWeek Community News) Four Pickerington students who’ve taken part in an Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical School multimedia program recently were invited to display their website design skills at the National Leadership Conference of Business Professionals of America.
For the seventh time in nine years, students in Doug Rider’s multimedia class, a two-year satellite program offered at Pickerington High School North through the Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical School, qualified to compete in the Business Professionals of America’s National Leadership Conference.
This year, North seniors Joey Dye and Jayson Perkins, as well as North juniors Matt Boisseau and John Huff, were invited to compete in the conference held in Chicago April 25-29.
They were among approximately 5,500 students, advisers and guests from throughout the U.S. invited to participate in the conference.
Each student qualified for the national conference after taking part in regional and state competitions.
Dye and Perkins were two of 52 national qualifiers to participate in the conference’s Fundamentals of Web Design competition, which measures a student’s ability to apply web design coding techniques and practices.
After taking a 90-minute coding and practices test, Dye placed second in the competition.
It was the highest finish for any student who has taken Rider’s multimedia program, and Dye received a medal, a plaque and a complimentary copy of Adobe Dreamweaver, a popular Web design net cms software program.
“Joey and Jayson both competed nationally,” Rider said.
“It was the first time we …
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