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McCracken students win big at annual K-12 STLP State Championship
All three McCracken schools who sent student teams to the K-12 Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) State Championship at Rupp Arena April 18 placed in at least one competition, up against thousands of other students from across Kentucky. 

From McCracken County High School, Faculty Advisor Kristy Griffith

• 1st Place Cinemania — MCHS Media Team (Luke Resser, Sam Vasseur, Seth Hawkins, Myles Gaia, Caed Vose, Matthew Barber, Cullen Bridges)
(left to right) back row- Luke Resser, Sam Vasseur, Seth Hawkins, Myles Gaia, Caed Vose. Front row- Matthew Barber and Cullen Bridges.

• 1st Place Feature Video — Luke Resser

• 1st Place PSA — Luke Resser, Sam Vasseur, Seth Hawkins, Caed Vose
(left to right) Seth Hawkins, Luke Resser, Sam Vasseur and Caed Vose

• 1st Place Book Trailer — Luke Resser, Sam Vasseur, Seth Hawkins
(left to right) Seth Hawkins, Sam Resser and Luke Vasseur

• 1st Place Visual Storytelling — Casper Douglas
 From Concord Elementary School, Faculty Advisor Lisa Jones

• Top 11 Team statewide, K-12
• 2nd Place Runners Up in K-5 Division (Pictured left to right, 5th grader Jack Thompson, 4th grader Caroline Crouse, 5th grader Maddox O’Neal, 5th grader Allison Ricketts)
• Their project was a combination of videos that help students and teachers review curriculum in a fun way, including virtual field trips, guest speakers and a website (
 From Heath Elementary School, Faculty Advisor Theresa Wilkins

• 2nd Place Podcasting — HES Podcasting Team (Pictured left to right, 4th graders Reagan Sunderland, Maggie Stephens, Trinity Bridges, Emily Boone)
• This was HES’ first year ever with an STLP team

STLP students demonstrated their learning by competing in various event categories, including instructional, technical or community development projects; digital content creation such as digital art, photography, design, programming, app development and robotics; and technical services like student help desks, network engineering and wireless applications. Students with the best projects were invited to compete at the state level. Nearly 500 schools from 103 districts competed at this year’s event.