July 23, 2008

Web Site Winners Honored

By Albany Times Union, N.Y.

Jul. 23--AMSTERDAM -- Genium Group Inc. recently announced the winners of its annual Scores- Up.com Web site of the year challenge.

Business classes at high schools throughout the state used Genium's curriculum package during the 2007-08 school year to teach students fundamental concepts of Internet commerce.

These ScoresUp.com awards were presented to local schools:

Most entrepreneurial site: Galway High School, instructor Mark Swain.

Most professional site: Niskayuna High School, instructor Janice Lindsay.

Most well written site: Scotia-Glenville High School, instructor Janet Cetnar.

Best maintained site: Coxsackie-Athens High School, instructor Pete Siciliano.

Most creative site: Catholic Central High School, Troy, instructor Debbie Doling.

Most improved site: Fonda-Fultonville High School, instructor Gloria Kimball.

Rookie site of the year: Lake George High School, instructor Brenda Hoffman.

Gold star achievement (schools named as finalists in at least two of the above award categories): Columbia-Greene Ed Center, Hudson, instructor Mary Andrus, and Schenectady High School, instructor Chris Pallozzi.

Each participating class developed an e-business plan that required the students to build and manage a live Web site with the objectives of attracting as many visitors and generating as much revenue as possible.

Students managed the classroom-based companies, designing, developing and operating their site. Most schools also published an online e-magazine focusing on student achievement.

For information, go to http:// www.scoresup.com/ecom med/memschools/.


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