The 2020 STLP @Home State Championship awards ceremony aired live on May 8.
Due to the COVID-19 emergency, the state competition – normally held at Rupp Arena in Lexington and hosting around 15,000 students, teachers and family members – was presented virtually.
“My most enjoyable workday of the year is our Kentucky K-12 STLP State Championship because it helps us showcase the importance of education technology and leadership skills to student learning in the classroom, community service and Kentucky’s future,” said David Couch, chief information officer from the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE) Office of Education Technology (OET).
Twenty out of the original 1,800 STLP school projects were selected by virtual volunteer judges. From those 20 projects, four schools in four different project categories were named state champions.
Kentucky’s 2020 STLP Champions:
- Dave Sigler Award for the best technical Project: Allen Elementary School (Floyd County) for their Life Saving Vest. This is the third straight state STLP championship for Allen Elementary.
- K-5 Division: Blake Elementary School (Jefferson County) for their Blake’s L.E.M.O.N.S. Project with a Twist. This is the first state STLP championship for Blake Elementary.
- 6-8 Division: Ashland Middle School (Ashland Independent) for their No Child Left Behind project. This is the second STLP state championship in three years for Ashland Middle School.
- 9-12 Division: Fairview High School (Fairview Independent) for their Westwood Hook project. This is Fairview High School’s first STLP state championship.