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Wayne Hicks' Fundraiser:

BDPA Detroit HSCC Scholarship Fund

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Wayne Hicks via Crowdrise
December 03, 2010

I joined BDPA when I was living in Detroit over 20 years ago. I would love to help the chapter create these scholarships. Can you help?  See more

BENEFITING: BDPA Education and Technology Foundation

ORGANIZER: BDPA Education and Technology Foundation

EVENT DATE: Aug 15, 2018

DAYS TO GO: 57

Wayne Hicks

THE STORY:

BDPA Education and Technology Foundation wrote -

BDPA Detroit would like to give out $750 scholarship for each of the five students that represent them on the team traveling to the National BDPA High School Computer Competition (HSCC) championships.

This Crowdrise Project has been created to help raise $3,750 to fully fund the scholarships that will be presented at the chapter's Awards Banquet held in October 2011.

BDPA prepares for the annual HSCC through SITES (Student Information Technology Education & Scholarship) a computer instructional program available to Detroit 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.

The BDPA National High School Computer Competition, (HSCC), was founded in 1986 by Dr. Jesse Bemley, of Washington, D.C. What started as a two-team event between Washington, D.C. and Atlanta, Ga. has grown to an annual championship in which 45 teams from around the nation are eligible to compete. It's all designed to introduce our Youth (entering 8th through 12th grades) to the field of Information Technology, encourage them to seek higher levels of education, and groom many of them to become our next generation of IT professionals.

EDUCATION EXPERIENCE and FUN

Providing students with education, experience and fun is what the HSCC event 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. In addition, they will also develop skills in communication, leadership, teamwork, fundraising and time management.

DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE and MORE

One of the primary concerns of industry today is that many engineering students (of all majors) are entering the workforce with little or no practical knowledge or design experience.

BDPA student competitions and projects are an important key to help prepare students to be effective professional IT professionals.

On the morning of the Computer Competition, teams are given a project and challenged to design and develop a web application during the next seven hours.

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$90

MONEY RAISED
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  • Wayne Hicks

    $15

  • J C Richardson

    $25

  • Wayne Hicks

    $25

  • Karena Wilkes

    $25

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Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $1,092 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

BDPA Education and Technology Found...

Amount Raised

$645

 

13% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tonji Zimmerman

Amount Raised

$200

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Cliff Samuels

Amount Raised

$95

Fundraiser Title

Wayne Hicks

Amount Raised

$90

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Michelle Morgan

Amount Raised

$42

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Thomas Molnar

Amount Raised

$20

Donor Comments

Karena Wilkes

Karena Wilkes

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Wayne Hicks

Wayne Hicks

DONATION: $25

In support of request from Tonji Zimmerman to help get her HSCC team to Washington DC this year (2013) 5 years ago

J C Richardson

J C Richardson

DONATION: $25

7 years ago

Wayne Hicks

Wayne Hicks

DONATION: $15

Just wanted to let the first donor, Jeff Stewart, know that he wasn't alone! 7 years ago