2021 State STLP

Floyd County Schools Superintendent Adkins congratulates students who excelled in the 2021 State Student Technology Leadership Program competition. 

Adkins comments, “Congratulations State Runner Up for Best Technical Project, Adams Middle School and Coach Amy Newsome, for your project Behind the Mask. Earning this title means that the team competed against other middle school and high school students.”

Coach Newsome said, “My team said that while we’ve worn masks throughout this pandemic, we haven’t been able to show our facial expressions to people. This led students to create a mask that would show emotions or moods.” Newsome says that students, “... used an LED screen that was programmed with an app to show a variety of emotions. They used a piece of mesh and sewed it into a mask, making a pocket for the screen. The person wearing the mask can push a button to show feelings, allowing students to communicate their emotions nonverbally.”

Adkins adds, “In addition to Adams Middle School’s phenomenal success, we have several state champions and several runners up from Duff-Allen Central Elementary and Floyd Central High School. We want to congratulate those students and Coach Ceci Prater on their incredible success in STLP.”

Duff-Allen Central Elementary (Elementary Division):

Colin Gearheart  1st in Quick Tech Recall & 2nd in Book Trailer

Carli Artrip 1st in Original Photo

Duff-Allen Central Elementary (Middle School Division):

Slone Akers 1st in Digital Storytelling & 1st in Sphero Hero

Alaina Morris 1st in Original Photo Essay

Floyd Central High School:

Todd Prater 2nd in Book Trailer, 2nd in Multimedia Content & 2nd in PSA

Madison Thornsberry 1st in Infographic, 2nd in Screen Capture & 2nd in Technical Writing &

Media Arts Service Team

Ruthie Bays and Hailey Little - 1st in KATE Product

Lauren Gearheart Blogger Corps State Service Team

Superintendent Adkins concludes saying, “We’re very proud of our students who competed and won at state, especially as many were doing their projects this year as they were virtually meeting with their coaches. We’re so pleased to know that the pandemic didn’t stand in the way of our students making Floyd County Schools continue to be a standout in STLP. Join us in congratulating these students!”

Colin Gearheart Carli ArtripSlone Akers Alaina MorrisTodd Prater  Madison Thornsberry
Hailey Little and Ruthie Bays Lauren Gearheart