2006 National Champions

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Front row from L to R (teams of two)—High School Silver medalist team from Cleveland High School (Tenn.)—Donna Harkins and Don Humpheys; High School Gold medalist team from Twin Falls Senior High School (Idaho)—Tim Bianchetti and Dan Miller; and High School Bronze medalist team from New Market Vocational Skills Center (Wash.)—Jeremy Mattocks and Glenn Newcomer. Back row L to R: Postsecondary/College Silver medalist team from Salt Lake Community College (Utah)—Chad Garfield and Elizabeth Moravec-Flores; Russell Burris (technical committee); Postsecondary/College Gold medalist team from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (Miss.)—Terry Fregoe and James Hayes; and, Postsecondary/College Bronze medalist team from Spokane Community College (Wash.)—Corey Rogerson and Graham Jenkins.

Team Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and Twin Falls Senior High School Win Top Honors at National Web Design Competition Kansas City, MO June 23, 2006.

The World Organization of Webmasters (WOW) announces that team Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College from Perkinston, MS won the Gold Medal award in the college division and Twin Falls Senior High School from Twin Falls, ID won the Gold Medal award in the high school division. The annual event was held in conjunction with the 2006 SkillsUSA National Champion event in Kansas City. MO.

The Web design competition challenged high school and college students to work in teams to build Web sites for a non-profit agency. Participants documented their progress as they demonstrated their skills in Web Programming (HTML, XHTML and CSS), Web graphics, Web site design and usability, Web site management, project management, Web multimedia and professionalism.

A panel of experts selected from Kansas City, MO and WOW’s nationwide Certified Professional Webmaster (CPW) Web professional community, based their winning selection on the following criteria developed by WOW:

* Graphics: Overall Visual Appeal
* Graphics: Mechanical Aspects
* Design and Layout: Look & Feel
* Design and Layout: Navigation
* Programming: Compatibility
* Programming Code Structure & Design
* Scaffolding of Process – Diagram/Flowchart
* Richness of Process – Interview
* Written Exams
* Professionalism – Interview and Submission

Additional winning teams included:

High School Division
Silver: Cleveland High School, Cleveland, TN.
Bronze: New Market Vocational Skills Center, Tumwater, WA.

College Division
Silver: Salt Lake Community College, Salt Lake City, UT.
Bronze: Spokane Community College, Spokane, WA.

Teams Spokane Community Colllege of Spokane, WA and Carson High School of Carson City Nevada won the “WOW/Bizland Spirit Award”, a special recognition for those that demonstrate outstanding team competition spirit at the event.

Winning prizes were generously provided by the following list of contributors:

* Bizland , the market leader of small business Web hosting
* Adobe Software inc.
* Microsoft
* O’More School of Design
* The World Organization of Webmasters

About SkillsUSA

What is SkillsUSA?
A national organization serving more than 264,500 high school and college students and professional members enrolled in training programs in technical, skilled, and service occupations, including health occupations.

Where is It?
In high schools and college/technical schools. SkillsUSA has more than a quarter million student members annually, organized into 13,000 chapters and 54 state and territorial associations (including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands).

What’s the point of it all?
SkillsUSA prepares America’s high performance workers. It provides quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development. It builds and reinforces self-confidence, work attitudes and communications skills. It emphasizes total quality at work, high ethical standards, superior work skills, life-long education and pride in the dignity of work. SkillsUSA also promotes understanding of the free enterprise system and involvement in community service activities.

Who is involved?
Approximately 14,500 teachers and school administrators serve as professional SkillsUSA members and instructors. More than 1,000 corporations, trade associations and labor unions actively support SkillsUSA on a national level through financial aid, in-kind contributions, and involvement of their people in SkillsUSA activities. Many more work directly with state associations and local chapters.
About WOW

The World Organization of Webmasters (WOW) is a non-profit professional association dedicated to the support of individuals and organizations who create, manage or market web sites. WOW provides education as well as certification, technical, employment and member advantage services to thousands of aspiring and practicing web professionals worldwide. For more information please visit http://www.joinwow.orgFront row from L to R (teams of two)—High School Silver medalist team from Cleveland High School (Tenn.)—Donna Harkins and Don Humpheys; High School Gold medalist team from Twin Falls Senior High School (Idaho)—Tim Bianchetti and Dan Miller; and High School Bronze medalist team from New Market Vocational Skills Center (Wash.)—Jeremy Mattocks and Glenn Newcomer. Back row L to R: Postsecondary/College Silver medalist team from Salt Lake Community College (Utah)—Chad Garfield and Elizabeth Moravec-Flores; Russell Burris (technical committee); Postsecondary/College Gold medalist team from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (Miss.)—Terry Fregoe and James Hayes; and, Postsecondary/College Bronze medalist team from Spokane Community College (Wash.)—Corey Rogerson and Graham Jenkins.