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Student Voices Finalists 2018

Badge for Student Voices AwardEach year, I am more impressed with the quality of nominations brought forward for the SETDA Student Voices Award. Congratulations to all of the 2018 nominees! The Student Voices award honors an outstanding K-12 school or district that has leveraged technology to dramatically improve the educational experiences and achievement of their students. Winners receive the Elsie Brumback Scholarship, which allows the winner to bring a team of students and educators to attend the annual SETDA Leadership Summit and tour Washington DC.  Each nominee should be incredibly proud of their dedication to digital learning and the variety of examples of supporting individual student needs via project-based instruction. This year’s competition was extremely competitive and five finalists have been identified. The winner will be announced at SETDA’s Emerging Technologies Leadership Forum on June 23 in Chicago.

This year, in addition to the winners presenting during SETDA’s Leadership Summit on November 5 in Washington DC,  the first runner up will have the opportunity for an administrator to speak on a plenary panel at the Leadership Summit .

Congratulations to the 2018 Finalists:

  • Armorel High School EAST Program, Arkansas
  • Effingham County CEO Program, Illinois
  • Noblesville High School, Indiana
  • Meadow Park Middle School, Oregon
  • St. Albans City School, Vermont

*Learn more about the finalists on the 2018 Finalists Webpage. You may also view the presentations of Previous Winners.

For 2018, special consideration was given to Student Voices nominations that demonstrate examples of project-based digital learning experiences that impact the local, state or national community. Examples of impact included:

  • Students developed resources for the community
  • Students conducting research regarding the community
  • Students working with local governments to solve a problem
  • School/students collaborating with the business community

The diversity of the nominations and the dedication of districts, schools and educators to personalizing instruction via digital tools is inspiring. I look forward to the announcement of the winner and working with the school and students to prepare and present in November. Each year, when it seems that a winner and their presentation could not match the previous winner, the students and staff at each school amaze me and the Leadership Summit audience by exceeding expectations.

2018 Underwriting

ATT LogoThank you to AT&T Aspire for underwriting the Student Voices 2018.

AT&T invests in education and job training to create a skilled and diverse workforce that powers our country for the future. Technology is making it easier for everyone – regardless of age, gender, income or geography – to learn anytime, anywhere. Through the AT&T Aspire initiative, AT&T brings together the power of its network – its employees, its technology and organizations – to connect people to opportunities through education and job training. Since 2008, AT&T has committed $400 million to programs to help millions of students in all 50 states and around the world. Learn more at

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