TechOlympics 2016 a Success for Lakota Students

TechOlympics 2016 a Success for Lakota Students
This is the image for the news article titled TechOlympics 2016 a Success for Lakota StudentsLakota’s high school students always bring home top awards from TechOlympics, Cincinnati’s premiere high school technology competition and expo. This year was no exception.

TechOlympics was held in downtown Cincinnati on Feb. 19-21, and gave students the opportunity to network with professionals from top local companies, develop professional skills, learn about hot topics in technology, and compete against other schools in programming, networking, digital design and more.

Keynote speakers included UC President Santa Ono and Stuart Aitken, CEO of 84.51 (previously Dunnhumby). Lakota East teacher Dave McKain attends this event with his students each year, and is always impressed with the opportunities students have over the weekend-long event. “One of the most beneficial experiences for the students was the Mock Interview event on Saturday,” said McKain. “The HR people from various local companies guided the students one-on-one through the interview process and gave them excellent feedback to help them improve their interviewing skills.”

About 100 Lakota East and West students attended TechOlympics 2016, and they brought home the following awards:

Lakota East
Hannah Messer – 2nd place - Academic Quiz
Colin Vitols – 4th place - 3D Modeling
Jon Zimmerman - 5th place – 3D Modeling
JC Pyron – 1st place - Microsoft Project Spark
Bobby Frazier - 2nd place – Microsoft Project Spark
Parshva Shah – 1st place - NXT Robotics
Andrew Jivoin – 2nd place - Speed Keyboarding
Mitchell Ferguson – 3rd place - Speed Texting
Joe Mislansky – 4th place – Speed Texting
Thomas Barlow – 3rd place - Tech Trivia
Zach Davis – 3rd place - Web Design
Christopher Pitaniello – 4th place – Web Design
Joe Mislansky – 5th place - Wiki Races
Sarah Aftab – 3rd place - Xtreme Design
Lakota East Team – 3rd place - INTERalliance Cup
Lakota East Team – 1st place – Showcase (Food Bank Project)
Lakota East Team – 2nd place - QR Scavenger Hunt

Lakota West
Erin Smith - 4th place - Mockup Design
Nick Maltbie - 1st place - Mystery Coding
Nick Maltbie - 4th place - Network Security Challenge
Ben Griffiths - 3rd place - NXT Robotics
Lakota West Team - 1st place - QR Code Scavenger Hunt
Lakota West Team - 3rd place - Showcase (Smart Receiver)
Lakota West Team - 4th place - Startup Creation Challenge