Conference 2009

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2009 EAST Conference Highlights

The 2009 EAST Conference was the largest event held since EAST's inception hosting 170 EAST Programs and 28 Business and Educational Exhibitor booths.  In the span of three days 53 breakout sessions were attended, collaboration took place and many memories were made.

Special Thanks

Business & Educational Exhibitors
Volunteer Program Impact Assessment Judges
Breakout Session Presenters
Participating EAST Programs

Student Teams

Ambassador Team
Documentation Team
Opening Plenary & Banquet Speakers
Technical Support Team

Documentation Team Coverage

Photo Gallery

Booth Gallery 
Exhibit Hall and Set Up
Opening Plenary
Breakout Sessions
Awards Banquet
Leadership Teams
Closing Session

Video Library (Coming Soon)

Founder's Award
Program Impact Assessment
Conference Experience 

Virtual Walk Through - VR Tour

2009 Conference - VR Tour

Videos of Evening Sessions

Opening Plenary (Part I)
Opening Plenary (Part II)
Opening Plenary (Part III)

Awards Banquet  (Part I)
Awards Banquet  (Part II)
Awards Banquet  (Part III)
Awards Banquet  (Part IV)


Logo Competition Winner

The winning design is displayed on everything for the Conference including the website, all printed materials, EAST gear, event shirts, and even the Awards Banquet Stage. This student was also awarded a plaque with the design etched into the crystal.

Kolby Sisk, Russellville High School

Poster Competition 

Sponsored by At&t, individual winners of this competition received a certificate and an EAST Flash Drive.

Winner - This is My EAST Conference 2009 by Hannah Melvin and Derek Hammond, Macomb High School

Runner Up - Second Hand Smoke Kills by Erich-Matthew Pulfer, Beebe Middle School

Runner Up -  Kick Drugs by Chad Towery, Greenbrier High School

Founder's Award

Award: Advanced Graphics Workstation with dual monitors provided by HP, Juno GPS Receiver provided by Trimble, 2 one-year licenses of SoftImage provided by SoftImage, a 49 key midi keyboard, and 1-3 DVD Duplicator.

Winner - Centerpoint High School 

Award: The programs listed below received a laptop computer (one provided by JB Hunt), , Juno GPS Receivers provided by Trimble, 2 one-year licenses of SoftImage provided by SoftImage, 49 key midi keyboards, and 1-3 DVD Duplicators.

Award of Excellence

Eureka Springs High School
Har-Ber High School
Maui High School

The remaining 7 finalists received $150 gift cards to Amazon.

Application Showcase Competitions

Archway Systems VersaCAD Showcase Winner

Award: $75 Gift Card

Daycare Evacuation by Calen Wallace, Harrisburg High School

Arkansas Audubon's Natural Leader Showcase Winners
Award: Winners received medallions designed by artist Jann Greenland and hardcover field guides.

Rising Star Awards

Stream Team by Brinkley High School
Lake Ouachita Vista Trail by Mountain Pine High School

Individual Leadership

Cody Hale, Rosebud High School
James Pearrow, Dardanelle High School

Natural Leader Winner

Bottomland Hardwood Forests by Brinkley High
Springs & Storm Drain Projects by Eureka Springs High School

Bentley Systems Microstation Showcase Winner
Award: Two year student suite of Microstation and a $50 gift card to Barnes & Noble.

School Yard Habitat Arboretum by Antonio Igbokidi, Terrell Henry, and Javier Williams, Henderson Middle School

Digital Tech Frontier"s Virtual Reality Development Lab Showcase Winner
Award: (1) License to the VRDL 3D Vista Software for the Classroom Value $1,000, $500 Cash, Feature spot on Digital Tech Frontier's next VRDL Demo CD, an offer for Part time work and a 2009 Trophy.

Elementary Virtual Library by Kyle Mitchell, Maria Parker, Shelby Broglen, Harrisburg Middle School

Monticello High School was also recognized for "thinking outside the box, in developing their Cane Creek State Park Virtual Reality Tour in which they put a virtual reality camera and tripod on a stump to capture images.

ESRI's GPS Showcase Winners
Award: The winning student was awarded with a 1-Year student version (personal software) of ArcView 9 and extensions, a set of ESRI Press books for the EAST Program, and a personal copy of "Cartographica Extraordinaire."


Drew Central Bus Routes by Darren James, Drew Central High School

Award: The honerable mentions received a 1-Year student version (personal software) of ArcView 9 and extensions, and a set of ESRI Press books for the EAST Program.

Honerable Mentions

Fire Hydrants by James Reed, Eureka Springs High School
Tornado Sirens by Korey Harlson, Harrisburg Middle School

All programs that submitted an application to the ESRI Application Showcase competition will receive free maintenance for one year.

Google SketchUp Design Showcase Winner
Award: $50 Gift Card to Best Buy for each student

In the Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright by Adam Belew and Logan Ware, Nettleton High school

Google Earth Showcase Winner
Award: $50 Gift Card to Best Buy

Middle School Emergency Evacuation Plan by Tyler Williams, Eureka Springs High School

Hot Springs Documentary Film Institute, Documentar Film Showcase Winner
Award: $100 Gift Card to Best Buy

Dumas: Small Town, High Tech by Kaylyn Harrison, C.J. Morgan, and Rodrigo Ramirez, Dumas High School

NEI & Trimble Showcase Winner
Award: Juno GPS Receiver

Fire Hydrant Project by team "The Extreme Mappers" of Eureka Springs High School

SAU Tech's Graphic Design Showcase Winner
Award: iPOD Touch

Ikey Ray, Rose Bud High School

SAU Tech's Make Me Laugh Video Showcase Winner
Award: iPOD Touch to each student

Always Recycle by Sam West, Alex Cummings, and Divya Patel, Nettleton High School

Siemens PLM Software's Solid Edge Showcase Winner
Award: iPOD Shuffle

Model of Hand by Thomas Hall, Southwood High School

Program Impact Assessment Superior Schools

2009 Superior Schools

Student Difference Makers

2009 Student Difference Makers

Service Project Award

Our first annual EAST Conference Service Project gave us the opportunity to work with Feeding America, a nationally recognized organization, who works with food banks around the country supplying food to the hungry.  Our goal was to collect 2000 jars of peanut butter and we succeeded by collecting 3.651 jars!  In weight, the final count totalled 5,100 pounds of peanut butter. 

The service project award went to Pulaski Heights Middle School who donated 1077 containers totalling 1,223 pounds and 9.5 ounces of peanut butter for the 2009 EAST Conference Service Project. This program was awarded a crystal plaque with a lighted base.

Student's Choice Award

The 2009 Student's Choice Award winning program received 172 peer votes.  This program was awarded with a crystal plaque with a lighted base and an interactive whiteboard with software generously provided by NetTrecker.

College Hill Elementary IB World School

EAST Alumni Association "Golden E"

The first anual "Golden E" award was presented to Conwell-Egan Catholic High School.  This award in 2009 was given in lieu of their challenges in traveling to Conference and still maintaining a positive attitude.  This golden E will be signed and dated by their program and represented at their high school until the 2010 EAST Conference where they will pass down the award to the next deserving school.  

Ambassador Team Awards

Winners of these awards received certificates of appreciation designed by the 2009 Student Ambassador Team.

Biggest Booth - Green County Tech High School
Busy Bees - College Hill Elementary IB World School
Candy Craze - McGehee-Connor Junior High School
Conference Clowns - Dumas High School
Fantastic Freebies - Searcy High School
To the Moon...and Beyond! - Maui High School
Trick or Treat - Lamar High School
Walkie Talkies - Dr. Martin Luther King Elementary School

Student Composers

List of Student Composers

Music showcasing longer pieces for use before and after the evening sessions.

To listen to the longer selections, go here!

Music Soundtrack showcasing shorter segments of music to be used in between presenters on stage during the evening sessions.

To listen to the stage bumpers click here!


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