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BIG Pentagon Chapter of Blacks In Government®
Information Superhighway Student Competition (ISSC)

In an effort to generate greater interest in computers among African American youth, Blacks In Government® (BIG) is sponsoring its annual National Information Superhighway Student Competition (ISSC) on Thursday, May 19, 2011, 6:00, in Pentagon Library and Conference Center at The Pentagon. As you know, computer skills are essential to success in tomorrow's global workplace. We are conducting a computer competition for youth in grades nine through twelve. The competition theme is, "Beating the Odds...Technology Empowering African-American Males to Succeed!"

With the help of a variety of corporations and organizations, we are promoting learning experiences and activities that will result in a greater interest, awareness, and understanding of computers among African American youth. Our more than 200 chapters in 11 regions will be working with local colleges and universities to promote computer access for young people.

Students will compete locally, regionally, and nationally to build the most creative and effective website on the Internet. Called the "Information Superhighway Student Competition", the contest provides youth the chance to develop computer skills and demonstrate their expertise and creativity on the information superhighway. It is the perfect arena for them to show what they can do.

Here are links to the competition guidelines, flyer, brochure, and letter to Principal or Youth Coordinator. Please share the contest information as we want to reach as many youth as possible.

Blacks In Government® is a national response to the need for African Americans to organize around issues of mutual concern and to use our collective strength to address workplace and community issues. BIG also is a national organization of African American government workers committed to excellence in government through equality of opportunity.

Applications must be received no later than May 14, 2011. The first, second and third place winners will receive awards at each contest level. The first place chapter winner will compete at the Regional ISSC Competition in June 2011. The Regional winner will compete at the BIG National ISSC Competition in August 2011, in Boston, MA. For more information, call Farnese J. Hicks of the BIG Pentagon Chapter of Blacks In Government® at (703) 692-0331. Thank you for your consideration of this matter.


Farnese J. Hicks
Superhighway Committee Chair