Bowen Elementary Takes Top Prize at STLP State Championship

Ͷע has strong showing with 112 projects submitted

March 28, 2024—Bowen Elementary School won first place in the K-5 division at the Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) State Championship yesterdayin Lexington, KY.

The crowd at RuppArena was buzzing when Bowen secured the top prize for its "Spanish Outreach" project,which aimed to integrate Spanish-speaking families into the school community. Bowen is only the second Jefferson County Public Schools (Ͷע)elementary school in the history of the STLP State Championship to take home the top prize. Blake Elementary also won in 2020.

Bowen students hold a trophy onstage and smile.

Bowen was one of many Ͷע schools showcasing exceptional talent and innovation at yesterday's competition. The day featured 560 projects from around Kentucky competing across K-5, 6-8, 9-12, and Technical divisions. One hundred twelve (112) of those projects belonged to Ͷע schools, setting a record for the representation by the state's largest district.

Bloom Elementaryachieved second place in the Technical category for its exemplary "Bloom Tech Team." Bloom students manage their school's1:1 program and troubleshoot technology issues for students and staff. Bloom also took home second in the K-5 division with its project, "Creative Digital Arts Are For Everyone." The project saw students from across multiple grades submit digital art, infographics, and more in a schoolwide effort to bring creativity to all students at Bloom.

The event also featured live challenges in coding, website design, and robotics and awards for submissions in Creative Digital Arts (CDA) categories, such as Digital Illustration and Animation. Ͷע students brought back 18 challenge and 25 CDA trophies.

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