River Eves Elementary students recently participated in the 12th Annual Georgia Educational Technology Fair (GAETF) on Saturday, Jan. 26 at Riverwood International Charter School, according to a release from school PTA members.
Four River Eves students placed at the county-sponsored competition. Third grade student Holden Rohrer earned a first place for his submission in project programming and will advance to the state competition in Macon on March 9. Rohrer created a code that allows a user to determine composite and prime numbers with a visually friendly interface, according to the school.
Other River Eves’ students who placed at the County competition included fifth grade student Dylan Fawley, who earned second place for his digital photography submission incorporating the Droste effect into a photograph where the picture repeats within itself; Alex Hayes, a fifth grade student who earned third place for his internet application project—a website he created where students can share their literary works; and fifth grader Molly Hyser, who earned second place for her case modification project. Molly modified an iPad to look like a mini Pacman game.
"I am incredibly proud of our students," said Peggy Britt, River Eves Technology Fair Committee chair. "Seeing their ideas come to life is a real thrill and we are so pleased to be a part of the competition again this year."
The GAETF was founded by Lou Dewberry, who also directed the Tech Fair from its inception. Dewberry passed away in 2007, but The Lou Dewberry Scholarship Fund was established in her honor.