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For Immediate Release — April 18, 2007 |
: DoDEA Educational Communications Officer | (703) 588-3260
: DoDEA Educational Communications Officer | (703) 588-3265

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA — April 18, 2007 — Seven student teams from DoDEA schools around the globe have won recognition in the 2006-2007 eCYBERMISSION regional competition.

eCYBERMISSION is a U.S. Army-sponsored, web-based science, math and technology competition that allows students in grades six through nine to compete for regional and national awards while working to solve problems in their community.

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Securing a first place award was a 6th Grade team from Heidelberg Middle School, Heidelberg, Germany for their project titled: Genius' for Money. With this award, each team member will receive a $3,000 U.S. EE savings bond and will be invited to Washington, D.C., in June to compete in this year's National Judging and Educational Event. The Team Advisor is Mr. Ricky Burcham and Team Members include: Jennifer Bumgardner, Jamie Douglas, Skyler Werner, Alexis Zeller-Meyer.

Other DoDEA students secured 2nd and 3rd place awards in the regional competitions. They include:

6th Grade 1st Place Winners
Southeast Region: Genius' For Money, Heidelberg Middle School, Heidelberg, Germany

6th Grade 2nd Place Winners
Southeast Region: Science Angels, Heidelberg Middle School, Heidelberg, Germany Team Advisor: Ricky Burcham, Team Members: Sarah Moorhead, Piper-Lenore Murphy, Amanda Weiss, Summer Werner

7th Grade 2nd Place Winners
Southeast Region: kct 101, Heidelberg Middle School, Heidelberg, Germany
Team Advisor: Kina Billmaier-Stallings, Team Members: Tamara Reyes, Christine White, Kasie Wilcox

9th Grade 2nd Place Winners
Southeast Region: Onelasttime, Heidelberg Middle School, Heidelberg, Germany Team Advisor: Kina Billmaier-Stallings, Team Members: Blake Bilmaier, Breanna Burton, Morgan Lacy, Michael Toczek

6th Grade Criteria Winners, Southeast Region
Application of Science, Math and Technology: Thinktank8, Taegu Elementary/High School, Taegu, Korea Team Advisor: Heather Miano, Team Members: Sylvia Darbison, Kaayla Dowden, Brittany Jackson, Summer Love

7th Grade Criteria Winners, Southeast Region
Application of Science, Math and Technology: back for more, Heidelberg Middle School, Heidelberg, Germany

Team Advisor: Kina Billmaier-Stallings, Team Members: Nick McIntyre, Jamaal Parham, Nathan Schiele, Jacob Smith

Innovation, Originality and Creativity: blondes@heart, Heidelberg Middle School, Heidelberg, Germany
Team Advisor: Kina Billmaier-Stallings, Team Members: Rebecca Ellis, Erin Hodge, Beatrice Levine, Susanna Renfrow

9th Grade Criteria Winners, Southeast Region
Innovation, Originality and Creativity: panther pride, Guam High School, Hagatna, Guam
Team Advisor: Eric Eisaman, Team Members: Phillip Ada, Ariel Dezellem, Jehiel Madrelino, Kathrina Orozco


These students were selected from thousands of their peers and truly set an example for leadership in science, math and technology among our nation's youth. The U.S. Army hopes to continue to motivate and inspire students' interests in these areas.

DoDEA students were among 1,847 teams, comprised of 6,652 students, who submitted their research for judging. Army officials are encouraging students to apply for next years competition, which opens Sept. 1.

For more information, visit www.ecybermission.com or
call 1-866-GO-CYBER (1-866-462-9237).

The DoDEA point of contact is:
Kim Day
DoDEA Science Coordinator
(703)588-3126
kim.day@hq.dodea.edu



About eCYBERMISSION

Now in its fifth year, eCYBERMISSION has awarded more than $3.5 million in prize money in support of the science, math and technology leaders of tomorrow. Since its inception, more than 35,000 students from across the country, U.S. territories and Department of Defense Education Activity schools worldwide have participated in the competition. Source: www.ecybermission.com