Green Forest EAST lab kids awarded national honors

Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Back row left to right: Lupita Perez, Nick Luebbering, Katie Byers, Leksi Bailey, middle row Michelle Perez, Alexander Corado, Waydin Stewart, Cesar Canales,front row Nathan Harp, Kiefier Burnett, Kenna Harp, Kristopher Ramsey. Not pictured Andrew Wilson and Conner Glassell

GREEN FOREST -- At the Kids with Character Assembly on March 30, the EAST lab was recognized for their achievements at the 2012 EAST National Conference in Hot Springs.

Members of the Green Forest EAST program achieved a superior rated EAST program overview for the second year in a row.

The conference team consisted of Nick Luebbering, Lupita Perez, Leksi Bailey, Michelle Perez, Conner Glassell, Alexander Corado, Cesar Canales, and Katie Byers , team leader.

Katie Byers and Leksi Bailey received a perfect 25/25 score for their excellent presentation to the judges.

Cesar Canales and Andrew Wilson received first place for the ASSET Initiative Solar design Competition and were each awarded $150 check for their compact hydroponic greenhouse designed in Sketch-UP and fully functioning model.

Nick Luebbering our EAST program server administrator made it to the finals of the EAST Technology Olympiad and was the only Middle School student competing against seven high school students.

Green Forest EAST program captured the National Service Project award against strong competition from eight other programs across the nation.

Alex Corado, team leader, accepted the crystal trophy award along with $25 gift certificates for each of the team members, which included Kenna Harp, Kiefier Burnett, Nathan Harp, Waydin Stewart, and Kristopher Ramsey.

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