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April 3, 2007 > Mission Valley ROP takes home gold medals

Mission Valley ROP takes home gold medals

Mission Valley ROP (MVROP) sent six teams to compete at the 7th annual Students Recycling Used Technology (StRUT) competition held at Mission College Saturday, March 24. Of MVROP's six teams, four took home gold medals, while two teams received a silver and bronze medal. MVROP teams were comprised of students from Irvington, American and Kennedy High Schools in the Fremont Unified School District.

Every year StRUT hosts a competition for elementary, middle school, and high school students, which includes three components: disassembling/reassembling a working PC; blind troubleshooting non-working PCs to determine the specific problem; and a written test similar to the A+ industry certification. Teams are judged by a combination of industry and education experts. In addition to medals, the winning team is awarded IBM ThinkPad laptops. High test scores winners are also awarded an iPod Shuffle.

"We are extremely proud of the students for their high achievements in the competition," stated James Scarborough, MVROP instructor. "We congratulate all our teams, especially those who received the competition's two top prizes for Best Overall and Highest Test Scores."

Gold Medal & Best Overall Team:
American HS Team: Louis Chan, Mishal Shah, Nadir Muzaffar, and Daver
Muzaffar

Gold Medal & Highest Test Score:
Irvington HS Team: A. Max Stephens, Derek Ortiz, and Andrew Makk.

Gold Medals:
Irvington HS Team: David Huynh, Kevin Huynh, and Yahya Alhafid
American HS Team: Krystal Weber, James Cho, and Vincent Harn

Silver Medal:
Kennedy HS Team: Josh Speier, Harold Llamido, and Christopher Short

Bronze Medal:
Irvington HS Team: Asad Chishty, Mark Gailey, and Ariel Aboytes


About Mission Valley ROP
Mission Valley ROP (MVROP) is the regional occupational program for the Tri-City Area. Established in 1969, MVROP has been instrumental in preparing students for successful business, medical, and technical careers. Through a partnership with Fremont, New Haven, and Newark Unified School Districts, career technical education is provided to over 5,000 students (high school and adult) each year. Keeping current with today's standards is critical and we develop solid business and industry partnerships.

The new 45,000 sq. ft. Mission Valley ROP Career Technical Training Center is located in the heart of Fremont, on the corner of Stevenson Boulevard and Blacow Road. The two-story building consists of 19 classrooms, including two state-of-the-art science labs and six cutting-edge computer labs, a suite of offices, a Board Room, a Student Services Center, a Staff Lounge and a Student Lounge. For the latest news and information about MVROP, visit us on the web at www.mvrop.org.



About Students Recycling Used Technology Students Recycling Used Technology, StRUT, is a program incorporated into schools where students take donated computers and computer components and upgrade them for the use in schools. Students involved in StRUT evaluate, repair and refurbish donated computers and in turn donate those computers to local schools. Students gain valuable skills and schools get free computers.

Silicon Valley StRUT currently operates from Mission College in Santa Clara. The SVStRUT has implemented a systemic approach, emphasizing education and curriculum to complement the recycling component. We currently serve 20 elementary through high school sites and have placed over 4,500 free computers in schools, worth over $3,278,000 in computer costs. Visit their website at www.svstrut.org.

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