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Wayne Hicks' Fundraiser:

Brandon Berry Memorial Scholarship (BDPA Cincinnati)

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Wayne Hicks via Crowdrise
November 30, 2010

Brandon Berry was a remarkable young man -- http://bit.ly/g1uCTt -- and I'm proud that BDPA Cincinnati named their scholarship for him.  See more

BENEFITING: BDPA Education and Technology Foundation

ORGANIZER: BDPA Education and Technology Foundation

EVENT DATE: Aug 15, 2018

DAYS TO GO: 26

Wayne Hicks

THE STORY:

BDPA Cincinnati chapter pans to give out $1,000 scholarships each of the five (5) students that earn a spot on the city's national team competing at the 28th annual BDPA High School Computer Competition (HSCC) championships being held Aug 1-4, 2012 in Baltimore.

The mission of the BDPA Cincinnati chapter is to support local information technology (IT) professionals and increase the number of historically under-represented persons of color in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) areas.

This Crowdrise Project seeks to raise $5,000 to fully fund these college scholarships for the 2012 HSCC team.  Our hope is that we can find 10 people to join our fundraising team.

WHO WAS BRANDON BERRY?

This memorial scholarship was created to honor Brandon Berry (1984-2008). Brandon was a gifted young man who traveled around the world. He obtained his Computer Science degree from Ohio State University and was working on a Masters when he died.

Brandon's dream was to become an entrepreneur with computer sales and internet services business. In fact, he demonstrated his entrepreneurial skills with a business that he started in high school and continued while in college.

Brandon joined BDPA Cincinnati chapter as a Hughes High School student in 1999. He was part of our first-ever computer camp and later earned his way on the chapter's national HSCC teams in 1999-2000. The photo shows Brandon with the trophy his team winning silver medal at the 2000 national HSCC championships held in Washington DC. Brandon was captain of that team.

WHAT IS HIGH SCHOOL COMPUTER COMPETITION?

HSCC is a computer instructional program available to Los Angeles area students in grades 8 through 12. Participating students receive quality instruction in basic computer skills, computer programming languages, website development, database design public speaking and career development. BDPA student competitions and projects are an important key to help prepare students to be effective professional IT professionals.

EDUCATION EXPERIENCE and FUN

Providing students with education, experience and fun is what the national HSCC championship is all about. The competition has three parts: Team oral exam, Individual written test, and Team website development. The highlight of the event is the 7 hour requirements based website and database design and development competition.

Through involvement in the competition, students will gain practical experience in the design of web based applications, programming languages, requirements gathering, needs analysis and test & development. Also, they will also develop skills in communication, leadership, teamwork, fundraising and time management.

Please MAKE A DONATION or JOIN OUR TEAM!

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$16

MONEY RAISED
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3% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $2,017 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

BDPA Education and Technology Found...

Amount Raised

$1,250

 

25% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Dalric Webb

Amount Raised

$689

 

69% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Steve Gutter

Amount Raised

$62

Fundraiser Title

Wayne Hicks

Amount Raised

$16

 

3% Raised of $500 Goal

Donor Comments

Wayne Hicks

Wayne Hicks

DONATION: $16

I was chapter president when Brandon Berry was on the team that took the silver medal at the 2000 National BDPA Technology Conference. He was a young man with unlimited potential ... and he is a worthy role model for other high school students in Cincinnati. I hope others will join with me in making donations to this worthy scholarship fund! 8 years ago