For those of you that have not yet heard, we placed 1st in web design at this years SkillsUSA National Conference!! Our previous best was 3rd by Goodie and Griggs. The Web Design team was comprised of Lodie and Angel. The Web design contest challenged high school and college students from around the U.S. to work in teams of two to a number of challenges that would support a fully functional Web site.
Challengers documented their progress as they demonstrated their skills in Web Programming (HTML, XHTML and CSS), Web graphics, Web site design, Web accessibility and usability, Web site management, project management, Web multimedia and equally important professionalism.
You can view the Web Design Teams scores below:
As you can see from the scores Cawd led or almost led in graphics / type, overall design, coding, process, and professionalism.
Both Lodie and Angel earned 40k towards college and I think they won some software, maybe?? Let me know what else you won Lodie or Angel.
Now onto 3d… In 3d the Cawd team of Chace and Kody place 12th in our first ever showing in 3d. Chace and Kody did an amazing job in their contest considering they couldn’t even use the files the judges gave to them due Cawd running a different version of the software.
You can view the 3d Teams scores below:
Kody and Chase both won 3d mice / navigation device things… I don’t really know how to describe them or use them but they look cool. Check them out here.
The Cawd Quizbowl team yet again got stuck in their round one room with both the Gold medal team and the Bronze medal team. Even thought they were in a room with a bunch of cyborg jeopardying zombies, they managed to place 21st. This may not seem that great, but after hearing some of the questions that were answered in 5 seconds, I am confident that I couldn’t have done better if I had an internet connection and 5 minutes per question.
On the third day at Nationals, the 3d team had to be at their competition across town at 9am. So being paranoid about being late, Cronin and the 3d team decided they should be up a 6:30 or so and go down to breakfast together. Cronin go to their room at 6:30 ish, saw that they were still asleep, and decided to prank them. He went in yelling about how it was 8:50 and that the competition was starting in 10 minutes. Hilarity ensued as Kody and Chace tried to get in their competition clothes in 2 minutes, Jackson and Cronin giggled, and Riley sat up in bed mumbled and was just all around confused.
When Cawd was not competing or prepping, we were hanging out around Kansas City keeping it real. Cawd played a fair bit of Smash Bros on the N64 and I believe I won most if not all of the matches being the best character, Kirby. As a group, we also went to PF Changs, Panera, went swimming, Game Stop and a whole slew of places that I can’t remember right now. After all of the competitions were complete we celebrated by going out to the movies as a group to see ‘Super 8’.
I think the only downside to the whole trip was having to get up at 3:30 in the morning to head back to BTown. So when you look at the photos from the trip and their are sleeping people, it was from going to sleep at 1 after winning gold and having to wake up 2.5 hours later.
You can view all of the photos from the trip on our Flickr Photostream.
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And for those of you keeping track at home, Cawd now has a Gold, Silver and Bronze medal at SkillsUSA Nationals.
Is there anything I’m forgetting?.. Oh, Cherry limeade is best. Let me know if there is anything else.