Editor’s note: Information for this article was contributed by Anna Stamper.
LEXINGTON — Buckhorn High School is the state champion in STLP with the best showcase project in Kentucky according to judges at this year’s competition.
Last Friday, the Buckhorn High School Student Technology Leadership Program Team travelled to Lexington to present their instructional project called Space Math at the STLP State Competition. The team, consisting of Anna Stamper, Megan Hill, Trenton Griffith and Chelsie Spicer, created Space Math to improve math scores of primary students in their school, county and state.
Space Math was created with Microsoft TouchDevelop, a new software dedicated to making coding easier and more accessible to students across the country. Buckhorn was a pilot school for the program, and their STLP team was one of the first to implement the software into their project. These students worked tirelessly for months on their project with the hope of impacting the students in their school.
At the State Competition, Buckhorn STLP presented their project to judges, attendees and other students. Space Math won Best Showcase Project in Kentucky, leaving the group of students with a State Championship that has not been awarded to their school since 2010.
The faculty of Buckhorn High School, The Perry County Board of Education, Superintendent Jonathan Jett and scores of citizens throughout the community have expressed pride in these students for this overwhelming accomplishment.
Sam Neace can be reached at 606-629-3243 or on Twitter @HazardHerald.