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February 5, 2003

 

HITECH QUEST AWARD WINNERS TO EXHIBIT

AT HONOLULU HALE ON FEBRUARY 6

 

The winners of the annual HiTech Quest scholarship program will be honored on Thursday, February 6, at 4 p.m. when Mayor Jeremy Harris  recognizes them in a special ceremony at Honolulu Hale.  The students will exhibit their award-winning computer projects in the Honolulu Hale foyer from 2 to 6 p.m.

            Mayor Harris praised the students and the HiTech Quest program, saying,  “HiTech Quest provides our young people with an opportunity to compete for scholarships on the basis of their remarkable accomplishments in technology.  Programs like these help our youth prepare to raise the global competitiveness of Hawaii’s workforce.”

            Manuel C. Menendez III, Executive Director of the City’s Office of Economic Development, said the students’ achievements deserve recognition.  The participants illustrate the tremendous talent in both our public and private schools.  We are proud to honor the achievements of these outstanding youngsters.”  

 

More on HiTech Quest

            HiTech Quest, founded in 1998, is an annual technology competition open to all Hawai'i K-12 students.  It was created to identify young people in Hawai'i with information technology ideas and skills and to give them the opportunity to showcase their abilities to business and professional experts.  Its aim is to reward students for their commitment, creativity and technical skills by offering scholarships and prizes. It was also formed to encourage the local Information Technology industry to recognize and utilize Hawai'i's developing youth. 

           Sponsors include Bank of Hawaii, Oceanic Time Warner Cable of Hawaii, Sprint Hawaii, Microsoft, Wave Internet and CTA.  This year’s contest was held December 4 at the Hawaii Convention Center.

           HiTech Quest awards are divided into three categories: Networking, Application Development and Multimedia/Internet. Winners in each category received scholarship prizes of $1,000, $500 and $250 (1st, 2nd and 3rd place) for use in continuing their technology education.  Award winners came from a variety of public and private schools and were judged for originality, creativity and technological excellence. 

 

The winners are:

 

Project Name

Place

Category

School Name

Participant 1

Participant 2

Participant 3

Participant 4

Modern OS Development

1

App Dev

Campbell High School

William Fuller

 

 

 

KHS Culture

2

App Dev

Kalani High School

Tyler Hiranaka

Dustin Dong

Blane Tanabe

Andrew Dunham

College Aid Hawaii

3

App Dev

Kalani High

Raymond Pang

Simon Wong

Michael Budinger

 

Luscious

1

Internet/MM

La Pietra

Claire Haranda

 

 

 

PREVENT CHILD ABUSE OF Hawaii

2

Internet/MM

Punahou School

Doris Lin Tsang

 

 

 

Kaimuki Middle School

3

Internet/MM

Kalani High School

Henry Cheng

Katrina Loui

Kristen Nagamine

Jeannie Lee

Gilligan's Network

1

Network

Kalani High School

Jerry Wang

 

 

 

IP Security

2

Network

Kalani High School

Daniel Davenport

Devin Chang

 

 

Wireless Network Security

3

Network

Kalani High School

Stephen Park

Jimmy Ngo

Edward Chu

 

 

For more information, visit the HiTech Quest Web site www.hitechquest.com.

Or contact Rob Kay 539-3627 e-mail rkay@pactechcom.com or Jeff Bloom 839-1200 e-mail info@hitechquest.com. 

 

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Wednesday, February 05, 2003

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