Posted: Thursday, April 11, 2013

Wade Hampton High Junior Wins oLo Character Contest

male student with teacherAndrew Frazier in a room with group of students and teachersWade Hampton High Junior Andrew Frazier learned today that he was the state winner of the oLo Character Contest conducted by IT-oLogy, a non-profit group dedicated to advancing the IT profession. He won a $500 college scholarship and his design will be used to further develop the IT-ology character.

To enter the competition, students in middle school, high school and college were asked, “Who is oLo? What does oLo look like and what are the characteristics?” More than 90 character entries were submitted by students from across South Carolina. The entries were then judged by a team of area professionals. 

“What great creativity and enthusiasm from so many students,” said Lonnie Emard, executive director, IT-oLogy. “We appreciate their efforts and look forward to developing oLo further.”

Two Greenville County Schools students also earned Honorable mention in the competition. They are Emmeline Berg, 10th grade, Wade Hampton High School, and Charlie Hyman, 7th grade, Mauldin Middle School.

About IT-oLogy

IT-oLogy is a non-profit collaboration of businesses, academic institutions and other organizations dedicated to growing the IT talent pipeline and advancing the IT profession. IT-oLogy is doing this through three major initiatives: Promote IT (K-12 schools), Teach IT (Higher Education) and Grow IT (Professionals and Businesses.) For more information about IT-oLogy, visit www.it-ology.org or contact Rachel Barnett 803-354-5735 or rachel.barnett@it-ology.org.

Press release courtesy of Rachel Barnett, Director of Communications and Marketing, IT-oLogy, rachel.barnett@it-ology.org


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