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WACS junior takes part in digital design contest

July 3, 2013
Westfield Republican / Mayville Sentinel News

WESTFIELD - Nathan Oakes, a junior in Westfield Academy and Central School teacher Kimberly Abbey's web page design class, recently took part in the Bryant and Stratton College Digitalent Digital Design Contest.

High school junior and senior students currently enrolled in a Western New York school district were eligible to participate. The event was represented by over 20 Erie County private and public school districts, as well as BOCES centers, with Westfield being the only one from Chautauqua county in attendance. Nathan's web site placed second in the web page design category.

"He did a great job and I am extremely proud of him," Abbey said. "I showed him the contest information one day before class, and he was interested on the spot. I know he put a lot of work into his project, and it showed in his presentation."

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Westfield Academy and Central School junior Nathan Oakes recently took part in the Bryant and Stratton College Digitalent Digital Design Contest.

Students in the web page design category were required to submit a two to three page web site on a topic of their choice. Nathan's web page, titled "Oakville Animal Rescue," featured a video on the home page, links to items needed and the location, hours and a photo gallery of the animals up for adoption.

Nathan created his web site using HTML coding. Working outside the classroom on this entry, Nathan used not only what he had learned in the classroom, but also learned advanced HTML tags to create his entry.

"I had a lot of fun and got to learn some advanced coding by doing this project," Nathan said. "I would definitely do it again and am looking forward to next year."

Nathan was accompanied to the public exhibition and announcement of winners at Bryant and Stratton, Getzville, N.Y., by his mother, Cathy Oakes, his teacher, Abbey, and supportive friends, Sue and Riley Harris.



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