Kamehameha students
win tech contest

Kamehameha Schools "CyberWarriors" Peter Thourson and Makoa Jacobsen won first place in the statewide HiTechQuest student technology competition this week at the Ala Moana Hotel.

Thourson, a senior, and Jacobsen, a junior, were awarded a plaque, a $1,000 cash scholarship and Microsoft software.

The winners developed a Web site, "Kapalama Campus Food Services," that topped the "Using Technology to Problem-Solve" category of the competition.

Created during a summer internship under the schools' education webmaster, Blaine Fergerstrom, the site makes it easy for workers to plan and schedule meals for several on-campus food-service operations. The site offers mailing lists to notify users about daily lunch choices through e-mail or text messages to cellular phones. Other pages of the site offer nutrition news and updates from the dining facilities. The content is generated and controlled by food services personnel.

Kamehameha Schools campuses at Keaau on the Big Island and Kula, Maui, have requested similar cyber-services.

The next phase of HiTechQuest will take place in conjunction with the HiTechFest student-run technology conference, to be staged by the CyberWarriors on March 22 and 23 at the schools' Midkiff Learning Center.


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