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GNB Voc-Tech students website whizzes

NEW BEDFORD – Student teams from Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School swept three from the four top spots at a regional web site style competition sponsored by Bristol Community College.

Placing very first in the BCC competition was the team of Ashleigh Mota and Steven DuBois. Mota and DuBois graduated from GNB Voc-Tech this month, majoring in Media Technology.

The GNB Voc-Tech group of Ryan Pallatroni and Kyle Ferry placed third and also the team of Matthew Blouin and Tyler Hemingway placed fourth. Students from both of those teams are majoring in Programming & Web Development at GNB Voc-Tech. All four are juniors.

“We're very proud of our students and how they performed at this competition,” said Michael Arguin, a Media Technology teacher from GNB Voc-Tech.

Overall, nearly 70 students from area high schools competed within the contest, including students from Old Colony Regional Vocational High School in Rochester, Tri-County Regional Vocational High School in Franklin, and Upper Cape Regional Vocational High School in Bourne.

Teams from Tri-County and Old Colony rounded out the winners placing second and fifth respectively.

A total of 21 students from GNB Voc-Tech competed in the annual BCC Computer Information Systems High School Web site contest held on June 4.

Fifteen from the students from GNB Voc-Tech were Programming & Web Development majors. Six were Media Technology majors.

The contest was sponsored by the Computer Information Systems Department at Bristol Community College and the National Science Foundation. The contest was run by Priscilla Grocer, Chair of the CIS Department, and Raymond Steele of the CIS Department

The contest was designed to test the students' knowledge of web development and also the ability to hand-code HTML, XHTML and CSS.

Students were allowed to work in teams of two. They were given two hours to recreate examples of web pages that were provided. One student was allowed to work on each page, while the other student conducted research to complete the problem.

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