Pottstown Computer Trio Advances To State Competition

Senior Alisha Moses, sophomore Andrea Moses, and junior Emily Overdorf

POTTSTOWN PA – A first-place finish in the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit’s regional computer fair will allow three students from Pottstown High School to participate May 22 and 23 (2012) in the Pennsylvania State Computer Fair scheduled to be held at Dickinson College in Carlisle PA, Pottstown School District spokesman John Armato reported Tuesday (March 20).

Winning the regional fair graphic design category were senior Alisha Moses, junior Emily Overdorf and sophomore Andrea Moses.

They were joined in the competition by Pottstown juniors Josh Metzger and Matt Tessier, and sophomore Giovanni Maldonaldo, who made up the school’s web page design team. They placed second in that category.

All six are members of the Pottstown High’s advanced computer application and desktop publishing courses. Business teacher Dennis Arms was pleased with their accomplishments. “These students have spent many hours preparing for this competition, and represent the quality of achievement for which our students are capable,” he said.

The fair this year involved 34 projects entered in six categories: animation, logo design, web page design, graphic design, digital movies, and programming. In addition to competing, students took part in workshops which included digital photography and job interview skills.

“This is a great event which allows students to unleash their creativity, learn how to convey information more dynamically, and enhance their technology skills,” said Gail Kennedy, Pottstown’s director of technology and information services.

Other schools competing included Methacton, Pottsgrove, Norristown, Lower Merion, Upper Dublin, Wissahickon, and Springfield. To be eligible, students must be in grades 6 – 12 in a public or nonpublic, private high school or middle school or an approved home school.

Photo from Pottstown High School