Utah Holds Annual LearnKey Challenge for Technology Students
2008 Annual Utah LearnKey IT Challenge
Orem, UT – April 28, 2008 – LearnKey, Inc with the Career & Technical Education within the Utah State Office of Education announces the LearnKey state winners for the LearnKey Challenge. For the second year in a row high school students have gathered at Utah Valley State College (UVSC) to test on certification subjects like Novell, Cisco, Microsoft, Linux and Certiport. .
Top winners came from schools all over Utah. Top scorers included Juan Diego High School, American Fork High School, and Cottonwood High School. Close to 200 students came to UVSC on Monday April 28th to compete head to head to win recognition and awards. UVSC scholarships were awarded to the top winners as well as coveted prizes including XBOX, Nano IPOD, and other software or technology related door prizes.
“The LearnKey Challenge recognizes the ‘all-state’ stars of IT technology in Utah,” says Carl Lyman, Information Technology Education Specialist of the Utah State Office of Education, “it is important to stand behind these students who are learning the technology of today and tomorrow.”
It was a big day for many teachers and students; listening to experts from Microsoft, Novell, and Certiport about industry insights. “This type of industry gathering is so important for the students that will be our leaders of tomorrow. With these kids geared up and ready to go it’s really nice to see them work hard with technology and pushing themselves to meet industry standard test preparation”, say’s Jamie Franzman Chief of Operations, LearnKey, Inc.
The following schools and participates deservingly walked away with different types of awards and recognition.
American Fork High Schools
Brent Anderson Novell CNA 1st Place
Walter Passi Windows XP 3rd Place
Ryan Rawling Linux 2nd Place
Mark Roberts Win Server 2003 2nd Place
Bryce Tholl Win Server 2003 3rd Place
Blake Vandemerwe Win Server 2003 1st Place
Bear River High School
Dakota Crandall Windows XP 1st Place
Box Elder High School
Daniel Prows Network+ 1st Place
Carbon High School
Jeffrey Hyer A+ Advanced 2nd Place
Cottonwood High School
James Clark A+ Advanced 3rd Place
Isaac Smith Certiport IC3 1st Place
Emery High School
Rebecca Lofley Novell CNA 2nd Place
Taylor Tanner Novell CNA 3rd Place
Grantsville High School
John Fryer A+ Essentials 2nd Place
John Fryer Network+ 3rd Place
Jordan Applied Technology Center
Erick Delgado Cisco CCNA 2nd Place
Juan Diego High School
Daniel Davis Linux 3rd Place
Alex Hicks Cisco CCNA 1st Place
Andrew Jolly Cisco CCNA 3rd Place
Evan LeForestier Win XP 2nd Place
John Soklaski Linux 1st Place
Salt Lake Career and Technical Center
Jeff Brock Network+ 2nd Place
Brendan Willis A+ Essentials 1st Place
Brendan Willis A+ Advanced 1st Place
Woods Cross High School
Bryce Blankenagel Certiport IC3 3rd Place
Taylor Clutter Certiport IC3 2nd Place
Michael Weaver A+ Essentials 3rd Place
LearnKey provided the industry-based testing questions. Each certification test ranged from 30-45 minutes and students are allowed to take up to two exams. LearnKey is known for preparing learners to take high-level IT certification exams and has made questions available for these students to better judge their preparation for the jobs available in the IT industry.
LearnKey, Inc. produces state-of-the-art learning courses that are delivered straight from your desktop or laptop with over 300 current courses in Information Technology, Office Productivity, Personal Productivity, Database Technology, Graphic Design, Vocational Training and K12 Curriculum. For more information about LearnKey, please visit www.learnkey.com.