Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Cyber Artist Wins Contest

Bierle Cybersecurity Poster Millennial Tech sixth-grader Ashley Bierle won a top prize and the newest iPod in a county-wide art contest, plus the honor of having her winning poster become part of an important Southern California safety campaign. Ashley’s win showed her artistic abilities as well as her technical savvy as a student in Millennial Tech Middle STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) program. She took second place in the county-wide Cybersecurty Poster Contest, “Securing Our eCity.”

The contest showcases student talent during October’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. The annual competition is open to K-12 students as a way to promote cybersecurity awareness and education in schools throughout Southern California. Student competitors tackled such hot topics as social networking, sexting, cyberbullying, phishing, file sharing piracy and identity theft. In addition to top honors, Ashley took home an iPod Nano touch 16 GB plus a $50 gift certificate to iTunes.

MTM Student Ashley Bierle poses with her engineering teacher, Marci Burt

Tech-savvy artist Ashley Bierle (left) with her prize and engineering teacher, Marci Burt.