Albany students win BIG?s regional contest
By Bill Robinson
| | June 12, 2003
MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE ALBANY, Ga. -- Two students sponsored by the Albany Area Chapter of Blacks In Government won first place in the Region IV Blacks In Government Information Superhighway Student Competition held at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando, Fla. May 31. Austin Dixon won first place in the 10 Ð12 grade category and Everett Dixon won first place in the 9th grade category. The boys are the sons of Mr. And Mrs. Issac Dixon of Albany. The Dixon brothers are scheduled to compete in the national BIG contest at the Adams Marks Hotel, Denver, Colo., on Aug. 29. The theme was ?Web-Enabling the African American Community.? The contestants were students ranging from 9th through 12th grade. Region IV participants were students from Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina and South Carolina. The first place winner received a $1000 savings bond; the second place winner received a $500 savings bond; and a $250 savings bond went to the third place winner. All winners received a desktop computer. The Albany Chapter Chairperson for the Information Superhighway Student Competition was Ivey Hines, an employee of MCLB Albany. The ISSC provides youth with opportunities to develop computer skills and demonstrate their expertise and creativity on the information superhighway. Blacks In Government is a national organization whose goals are to promote equity in all aspects of American life, excellence in all we do, and opportunity for all Americans. The purpose of the BIG National ISSC is to emphasize the role today?s youth play in tomorrow?s future. It is also designed to provide youth with the opportunity to improve their Information Technology skills.