CARBONDALE — Eight students from Carbondale Area competed at the annual Computer Fair held on Thursday, March 17 at Keystone College.

The Computer Fair is sponsored by our local NEIU #19 and is an annual competition that showcases the many technologically talented students from all of our local area schools.

Zoe Zazzera, Aislinn Toolan, Joanna Tierney, Nathan Houman, Daniel Skasko, Declan Caviston, Madison Cost, and Madison Mushensky represented Carbondale Area at the Fair.

Each of these students created a Pet Store and did a graphic design for the logo to be used by the Pet Store using technology.

They also used their graphic design to create a plethora of marketing essentials for their business.

They created letterhead, business cards, menus, calendars, envelopes, flyers, and brochures. They displayed the finished products at the fair last Thursday.

The team of Declan Caviston, Madison Cost, and Madison Mushensky received a trophy for finishing in third place. Nancy T. Osborne, Computer Instructor at Carbondale Area is the Advisor for the group. She prepares the students for the competition.

I’m speaking with Declan Caviston, currently in Grade 8 at Carbondale Area.

I asked Declan if he is excited that their project won third place at Keystone last week and he said, “Yes, because this is my first time experiencing anything like this.

They did breakout sessions using Kahoot, a scavenger hunt using QR Codes, and a Google Earth Scavenger Hunt that were excellent.

There were quite a few schools there so placing third was quite an achievement. I wasn’t expecting it to be that big and it was a very fun and rewarding day.”