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Keyboarding competition draws 80 SES students

on April 8, 2016

Students in grades 3-5 at Sanfordville Elementary School were challenged to participate in a keyboarding skills competition modeled after the NCAA basketball tournament known as “March Madness.” Eighty students registered to participate in the voluntary contest.

The district uses, a web-based typing curriculum resource. Students were introduced to in the computer lab and encouraged to use the program to develop typing skills on their free time.

Contest registration took place in mid-March and grade-level tournament-style brackets were created to indicate who would meet for a “type-off.” Over the course of two days, students met in the computer lab to complete their two-minute tests. Scores were based on speed and accuracy and determined who would advance to the next round. The following students were place winners:

Winners of keyboard contest.

Pictured are place winners with Technology Teacher, Dianne Connolly.


3rd Grade:
1st: Ella Weinlick
2nd: Angelo Ricco
3rd: Michael Lupkovich
4th: Etta Garofalo

4th/5th Grade:
1st: Ava Gell
2nd: Christian Felix
3rd: Jeffrey Shi
4th: Jaiden Koudelka


Contest winners are joined by SES School Principal, Johnna Maraia.

Contest winners are joined by SES School Principal, Johnna Maraia.

Third grade winner, Ella Weinlick, typed at a speed of 27 words per minute with an accuracy of 100 percent, and 4th grade winner, Ava Gell, typed at a speed of 53 words per minute with 92 percent accuracy!

First place winners received a $25 Google Play gift-card. Finishers in places 2-4 received a $15 Google Play gift-card. The gift-cards can be used to purchase educational apps such as keyboarding development games from the Google Web Store.

To all participants, good job on your hard work and congratulations on your typing achievements.



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