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County Executive John R. Leopold Kicks Off Information Technology Contest for County High School Students

County Executive John R. Leopold is issuing a challenge to all Anne Arundel County high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. The First Annual Community and Information Technology Competition will ask students to use their tech savvy to develop new and innovative methods to deliver county services or information.

"Today’s students were born into a far more technology-driven society than their own parents, and began using computers at an early age," said County Executive Leopold. "In this contest, we hope to not only encourage this younger generation’s technological abilities, but also cultivate their creativity."

The County Executive’s Office of Community and Constituent Services collaborated with the county schools’ Office of Instructional Technology to create a tech contest for individuals or partners in grades 10, 11 and 12 who can present an IT project proposal to county officials that identifies a need, a solution, and an anticipated end result.

At the January 15 kick-off and information session, county officials will describe the details of this unique competition, field questions, and even provide proposal templates for students to use.

Proposals will be due no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 3, 2008. Finalists will be announced in late spring and will have the opportunity to personally make a full proposal presentation.

The final IT contest winner will win a paid internship with Anne Arundel County’s Office of Information Technology, including the tools and support needed to develop and deploy the project.

WHO: All Anne Arundel County High School Students- Grades 10, 11, 12
WHEN: Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Carver Development Center, 2671 Carver Road, Gambrills (Just off Route 3 North)

For more information and to RSVP to the information session contact Marina Cooper at (410) 222-1821 or at


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