ALBANY — Iman Wilson is the national winner of the 2012 Blacks in Government Information Superhighway Student competition, according to Dougherty County School System public information officer R.D. Harter says.
Iman won the local chapter competition in March, picking up a $300 scholarship and earning a trip to the regional competition in Louisville, Ky. At the regional competition, she scored a perfect 300 points, putting a $600 scholarship in her pocket and giving her a shot at the national title in Detroit on Aug. 16. Once there, she wooed the judges and picked up the $1,000 scholarship and the title of the 2012 BIG Information Technology Superhighway Student competition national winner.
“I can definitely say that my hard work has paid off but I remember to stay humble. I’m extremely thankful for the wonderful support system of my family and friends. I would like to give a special shout out to my parents for believing the impossible when I couldn’t,” Iman told the Herald.
Iman’s presentations were judged on five criteria: demonstration of expertise; display of creativity; narrative of page creation; usefulness of project after the competition; and presentation of web site during local, regional, and national competitions.
“The program is designed to introduce and encourage students to use information technology providing young people training in communications, computer skills, and practical experiences to further develop those skills,” Harter wrote in a press release.