Star City EAST Students Receive National Award

   

8/12/2013 3:05:40 PM

Cara, Jade, and Jordan, students participating in the EAST program at Star City High School in Arkansas, recently joined the i-SAFE mission to promote Internet safety awareness in their community. Their superb efforts have also earned them the national i-SAFE Most Valuable Mentor (MVM) Award for November 2004.

Arkansas Students Earn MVM Award

Cara, Jade, and Jordan, students participating in the Environmental And Spatial Technology (EAST) program at Star City High School in Arkansas, recently joined the i-SAFE mission to promote Internet safety awareness in their community. Their superb efforts have also earned them the national i-SAFE Most Valuable Mentor (MVM) Award for November 2004. On November 15th the EAST Lab students began a Cyber Safety Week for seventh and eighth grade students. The students chose a different Internet safety topic for each day of the week and planned morning announcements on the school PA system and hosted workshops.  The students also involved the community with the Bank of Star City giving a $50.00 cash prize in a drawing for students who particpated in the parent night and poster contest.  Subway and Pizza Pro also gave coupons.  These businesses felt a need to encourage students to be safe not only on the streets of Star City, but also on the information highway.

On the evening of November 18th, i-SAFE Youth Empowerment Manager, Steve Godwin of San Diego, California and Officer Fells of the Arkansas State Police Dept. conducted an i-Parent Program at the Star City Civic Center to educate parents and community members about Internet dangers. Steve Godwin said “The presentation was well received and all those attending acquired a renewed sense of responsibility and awareness of the dangers facing the youth in their community.” The week culminated with Rachel Ellis of the Attorney General coducting afternoon sessions and an impressivie student assembly with a collaborating school, McGehee Junior High EAST lab, attending.  The Star City EAST students will be working with the McGehee students ro replicate this program in their community. Student Mentor Cara said, “It was a huge success and we also learned a great deal, too. We are so excited. We cannot wait until we reach the high school and elementary schools.”

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