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2009 Student2Student Mentoring Contest Winner: Delcastle High School

Advisor: Karla Rowe/G.K. Phillips
Training Areas: Digital Media

One SkillsUSA chapter has been honored with the Grand Prize for its efforts in the Student2Student Mentoring Program for 2009: A.P.Delcastle High School in Wilmington, Del.


Champions at Work is a website of podcasts of elementary school students (K-2) reading stories they have written into a voice track while viewing their drawings of the story in the video portion of the podcast. High school Digital Media (DM) students visit the elementary schools with Macintosh laptops and record the students reading their stories. The DM students return to Delcastle with the drawings of the students and scan them into Apple's Garageband software to produce the students' podcasts' of their voiceovers and drawings. The podcasts are then imported into Apple's iWeb to create the website and uploaded on the web.

The project objectives were as follows:

  • Provide an incentive for elementary students to read and write more by allowing them to show, see and hear their work on the web.
  • Provide an opportunity for the DM students to work on real life projects with real life clients.
  • Provide an opportunity for DM students to create a project for public service using the skill and technology they learned in class.