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   2005 Arizona State Techathalon a HUGE Success!

Phoenix, AZ - On Saturday, October 22, 2005, 215  members from across Arizona met at Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix, Rosenzweig Branch to participate in the 3rd annual Techathalon.

Representing the diverse communities of Arizona, Club members demonstrated the true meaning of teamwork in four challenge areas encompassing graphic design, technical know-how, productivity software mastery, and problem solving skills. 


In addition, members had the opportunity to explore a variety of hands-on science, technology and engineering activities in the Exploratorium.  This year's Exploratorium featured green screen pictures with Star Wars costumers, electric guitar lessons, polymer separation (a.k.a. slime making) and cotton ball catapults!

Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard kicked off the event with a reminder to all participants to practice Internet safety, providing each participant with a bracelet reminding them to "Surf Safe, Surf Smart!"  As a special bonus, the Attorney General invited his special friend, Clicky, the national spokesrobot for Netsmartz, to talk to members about Internet safety.  Arriving via a real time digital feed, Clicky answered Club member questions about his job and his advice for surfing the web safely.

Club members participating in this year's Techathalon learned the value of teamwork and technology:

"I learned that you should never give up on your team."
~Joey, age 6

"I learned that teamwork will help you a lot and
that multiple heads are better than one."
~Luiz, age 15

"I learned that teamwork requires patience, cooperation and friendship."
~Briana, age 13

"I like the face that Techathalon gives kids a chance to express their opinion, show their knowledge and learn all at the same time."
Kristie, age 13

"My favorite part was that I got to spend all day learning about technology."
Drake, age 10

Congratulations to all Techathalon participants and we look forward to seeing everyone again next year!

Techathalon would not be possible without the support of community businesses and volunteers.  Special thanks to Intel, Cox Communications, NPCE, SIT, nFocus Software, APS, Chandler Gilbert Community College, nPower Arizona and all those who supported this year's event.

 

 

2005 Techathalon Winners

 

Techmanship

6-9 years old
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale
Red Mountain Branch

 

10-12 years old
Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley
Ladmo Branch - Tempe

 

13 years old and up
Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson
Pasqua Yaqui Clubhouse

 

Tech Adventure

6-9 years old

1st: BGC Scottsdale - Four Peaks

2nd: BGC Scottsdale - Thunderbirds

3rd: BGC Scottsdale - Piper

 

10-12 years old

1st: BGC Scottsdale - Piper

2nd: BGC Phoenix - Rosenzweig

3rd: BGC Scottsdale - Four Peaks

 

13 years old and up

1st: BGC Scottsdale - Barker

2nd: BGC Phoenix - Rosenzweig

3rd: BGC East Valley - Grant Woods

 

Digital Storytelling

6-9 years old

1st: BGC Scottsdale - Red Mountain

2nd: BGC Scottsdale - Thunderbirds

3rd: BGC Scottsdale - Four Peaks

 

10-12 years old

1st: BGC Phoenix - I.G. Homes

2nd: BGC East Valley - Apache Junction

3rd: BGC East Valley - Ladmo

 

13 years old and up

1st: BGC Phoenix - Rosenzweig

2nd: BGC Tucson - Frank & Edith Morton

3rd: BGC Colorado River - Bullhead City

 

Trading Clubs

6-9 years old

1st: BGC East Valley - Ladmo

2nd: BGC Scottsdale - Piper

3rd: BGC Scottsdale - Thunderbirds

 

10-12 years old

1st: BGC East Valley - Sacaton

2nd: BGC Tucson - Roy Drachman

3rd: BGC East Valley - Apache Junction

 

13 years old and up

1st: BGC Phoenix - Peoria

2nd: BGC Scottsdale - Four Peaks

3rd: BGC East Valley - Grant Woods

 

Brain Busters

6-9 years old

1st: BGC Scottsdale - Barker

2nd: BGC Scottsdale - Thunderbirds

3rd: BGC Northern Arizona - Cottonwood/Sedona

 

10-12 years old

1st: BGC Phoenix - Warner A. Gabel

2nd: BGC Tucson - Steve Daru

3rd: BGC Scottsdale - Thunderbirds

 

13 years old and up

1st: BGC Phoenix - Rosenzweig

2nd: BGC Tucson - Roy Drachman

3rd: BGC Scottsdale - Barker

 

 

 

 

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