The Howar Junior High is proud to announce its recent achievement in the statewide HyperStream Virtual Competition. The Club’s team of Emily Byte, Lauryn Wakefield, Dakota Remme, Megan Beck, Holden McVeigh and Maggie Hayes placed third in the Video/Commercial, Photo Collage and Promotional Poster categories in a very close competition.
This was the inaugural year for the Middle School Virtual Competition, which encouraged students in grades sixth to eighth to explore and practice graphic design, Web development, programming, gaming, robotics and other related technology skills learned throughout the year.
Schools from all over Iowa competed in this online tournament that showcases technological skills and teamwork. Students worked for months to present original content to be judged by professionals in the fields of Multimedia and Game Design.
“I am very proud of my students for their hard work and compatibility,” said club advisor Ronnie Wagonner. “They make a great team.”
HyperStream, a partnership between business and education, is a program for sixth to 12th graders created by the Technology Association of Iowa. HyperStream focuses on fostering real-world interaction and project-based learning through hands-on projects and competitions, engaging presentations and action-packed technology clubs – all with technology professional mentoring. HyperStream pairs schools/LEAs with technology professionals to learn about the breadth of technology careers. For more information, go to hyperstream.org.