Brockington Gives Technology Award for Student-built Website

On March 7 Jeff Gardner, our Florida Office Branch Chief, presented the Brockington Award for Technology to a team of Bartram Trail High School students at the inaugural St. Johns County History Fair in St. Johns, Florida.  The award-winning team included Jesse Burkett, Cody Gan, Geoff Watson, Liam Leahy, and Evan Rodriquez, whose project was the development of a website entitled The Transistor: Catalyst of the 20th Century. The theme of the fair, and of this year’s National History Day competition, was Turning Points in History: People, Ideas, and Events. On their web page, the students convincingly demonstrated their thesis that the invention of the transistor “revolutionized the world.”  These young men also won the Senior Group competition. The attached photo shows Mr. Gardner presenting the award to a member of the Bartram Trail High School team. Mr. Gardner served as a judge for the competition, which also included research papers, exhibits, presentations, and documentaries.

Money donated by Brockington through our Community Service Initiative provided for a cash prize to the award recipients and toward sending the students to the upcoming state competition. Mr. Gardner enjoyed his experience as a judge and hopes to be invited to participate next year.

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