MARTIN – May Valley Elementary School competed in the state Student Technology Leadership Program competition on April 22.
Helping Our Community, One Small Item at a Time was the title of the May Valley STLP team’s community service project. Since September 2015, the students have collected over three thousand cans of food to help the local community in need. From November-February, students also collected winter coats and personal care items such as toothpaste, deodorant and soap. These items were also donated to the local community.
Out of 500 projects entered at the state competition, May Valley STLP advanced to Level 2 scoring. The team placed in the Top 50 overall projects and in the Top 20 on the elementary level.
“The board team and I congratulate the May Valley STLP Team and Coach CaSandra Fulks for their showing at state competition,” Floyd County Superintendent Dr. Henry Webb commented. “More importantly, we want to thank this team and all who helped support their community in need. State competitions are awesome, but understanding and displaying citizenship is outstanding! We’re thankful that so many of our kids in Floyd County Schools are community service minded.”
During state competition, KET interviewed students from May Valley for their Education Matters piece, “Empowering Students Through Technology.” Interviews aren’t guaranteed to be part of the program. However, KET did thank the students for their contributions to KET’s understanding of this topic. The program will air on May 16 at 9 p.m. It will be broadcast on KET and will also be available for streaming at KET.org.