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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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 Hawai‘i’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 Hawai‘i, Oceanic Time Warner Cable of Hawai‘i, Sprint Hawai‘i, Microsoft, Wave Internet and CTA. This year’s contest was held December 4 at the Hawai‘i 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:
For more information, visit the HiTech Quest Web site www.hitechquest.com.
|Wednesday, February 05, 2003|