Langham Creek a finalist in Samsung contest
From a Cy-Fair ISD press release:
Langham Creek High School is one of 21 schools nationwide to qualify as finalists for the Samsung Four Seasons of Hope Essay Contest, making the school eligible to win $250,000 in Samsung technology.
Over the past five years, Samsung Four Seasons of Hope has provided millions of dollars in Samsung technology and Microsoft software to more than 270 K-12 schools across the United States in an effort to reduce the technology gap in the education system.
This year's essay focused on the following topics:
how consumer electronics, computer equipment and software can enhance the education process;
the advantage to students and schools that have these technology resources; and
the unique and innovative teaching methods that are enabled by computer and consumer electronics technologies.
To become a finalist, Langham Creek submitted the following 100-word essay and was chosen from thousands of entries submitted:
Before photography, writing was detailed so readers could picture things. Nowadays, we need little to picture what might have taken a thousand words to express. Every piece of technology you are awarding relates to visualizing. If students can photograph, graph, or watch, learning increases. The world has changed, and it is difficult for schools to keep up. Every aspect of technology, from the clarification that Blu-Ray and HDTV can bring to science, to using moviemaker and other software across the humanities will enhance learning. Samsung is changing as the world turns. Give our students technology so they, too, may change.
As a finalist, Langham Creek is guaranteed $10,000 worth of technology from Samsung and various other sponsors, and could win $250,000 in technology if it receives the most online votes at the Four Seasons of Hope website, www.fourseasonsofhope.com.
Voting began on Jan. 18 and will continue through Feb. 1, 2010. To vote, simply click on the Vote Now!" button and choose Langham Creek High School from the list of finalists.
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