Warren County Schools held a special awards ceremony and recognition program to honor over seventy eighth grade students at Warren County Middle School on Friday, June 6, 2014. Seventy seven students earned the Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3) while completing digital literacy classes at the school. The Internet and Computing Core Certification provides students with the foundation of knowledge needed to succeed in environments that require the use of computers and the Internet. The certification is an internationally recognized standard for digital literacy and reflects the most relevant skills for school and business today. The certification comprises of three separate exams consisting of 45 questions and a 45 minute time limit.
Parents of the certification recipients were invited to attend the awards ceremony as the students received their official certification certificates. Wray Cannaday, Principal, Warren County Middle School welcomed the students and parents to the ceremony.
Ernie Conner, Director of Career and Technical Education, Warren County Schools presented information on the IC3 certification program. He announced that Warren County Middle School was the first middle school in North Carolina to implement this rigorous program on the middle school level. Warren County Middle School is one of only four schools in the United States to be featured as a “Success Story” on the Certiport International website. He also stated that several school districts in the state had visited Warren County to talk with students and staff about how to implement the program in their schools.
The students received congratulations and inspirational messages from one of their Business and Information Technology teachers, Debra Clayton. Andrea Dethmers, Business and Information Teacher was not able to attend the ceremony but sent her message through Ms. Clayton.
Awards were presented for highest scores in each credential area and for total overall points scored. Christian Avalos and Taylor Sidden were presented medals for scoring 967 out of a possible 1000 in Computer Fundamentals. Edgar Arrieta was presented a medal for scoring 954 out of a possible 1000 in Living Online and Jordan Woodard was presented a medal for scoring 978 out of a possible 1000 in Key Applications. Christian Avalos received the overall score medal for scoring 2742 out of a possible 3000 points.
Derrick Fogg, Foods and Pro Start teacher at Warren County High School and two of his students provided refreshments to the participants at the conclusion of the awards program.
Students receiving their IC3 certification were: Destini Alford, Lucia Alston, Mikel Alston, Edgar Arrieta, Jahmad Attucks, Christian Avalos, Tanisha Bankert, Isaac Barnett, Aniyah Barr, Cheyenne Batchelor, Aaron Bender, Brianna Blacknall, Brianna Brooks, Karon Charleau, Andrew Cheek, Jimesha Davis, Robert Davis, Ron Davis, Saivonne Davis, Sheila Davism Tina Dunham, Kiah Durham, Shardae Ferguson, Ericka Fields, Alexander Fitts, Vanessa Flores, Rekila Garcia, Collin Gilbert, Jordan Goode, Asia Green, Andrea Harris, Shar'Daysha Harrison, Jon Tavious Henderson, Jacob Hewlin, Iyniya Hyman, Jah'Nae Jackson, Shadae Jackson, Destiny Jones, Mya Jones, Steven Keene, Nubia Lockett, Selena Lynch, Tynetta Mayfield, Michael Medlin, Raina Mills, Juanita Mincey, Taylor Neal, Cameron Paynter, Kaitlyn Pitchford, Giovanni Reyes, Colby Richardson, Kaila Robinson, Kamaya Robinson, Destiny Rodwell, Myasia Royster, Deandre Seward, Demonte Seward, Taylor Sidden, Troy Silver, Tyrone Simes, Shannon Smith, Alexis Sonnenberg, Nyaria Spruill, Imani Swinney, Nathaniel Taylor, Gracie Turnbull, Nyasia Warren, Taelor West, Isaiah White, A'laysia Williams, Andrea Williams, Nikshya Williams, Quendarius Williams, Samir Williams, Travis Williams, and Jordan Woodard.