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Hagen New, Kade New, Sydney Cobb, Charlie Bauman and Katie Sue Wilhoite recently competed at the state Student Technology Leadership Program competition. The group was titled “Livestock Is MOOving Into QR Codes.” The purpose of the project was to inform farmers about a new system created by the group to identify important characteristics of their animals and also how to improve record keeping by using technology to create QR codes on ear tags.
The group competed against 174 elementary schools April 22 and were first runners-up. This was the first time an elementary school group from Owen County has ever made it to the top 10.
The team placed fourth overall. The overall placement was also against middle and high-school groups.
“This is a huge accomplishment for this group of kids,” Owen County teacher Kristal New said.