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Acalanes High Student Earns Scholarship for Web Design & Development

Andrew Cope was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from eSchoolView -- one of only eight given nationwide!

Andrew Cope. Photo: eSchoolView.com.
Andrew Cope. Photo: eSchoolView.com.
A talented high school web developer with real world work experience finds his talents are paying off.

Acalanes High School’s Andrew Cope earned a $1,000 scholarship from eSchoolView for his Web Design & Development scholarship submission.
The education website development company awarded eight student scholarships totaling $15,000 as a part of its Investing in Our Future program.

The program projects more than $35,000 annually towards helping students learn 21st century skills, prepare for the future and define a career path.The scholarships were available to any high school senior across the country interested in pursuing graphic design, web design or other arts.

As a way to experience a true work-environment, students were required to create an educational website for a pseudo client including layout for navigation and design with a meeting log and budget.

The rigorous requirements drew some of the nation’s top scholars. Each contest was graded by a third-party panel of professionals in education using an evaluation rubric provided by eSchoolView.

Cope first taught himself the basics of web technologies by checking out books about HTML and CSS at his local library. He found that the best way to learn was to actually create a real website so he volunteered to develop a website for a non-profit that he was involved in called the Peter Pan Foundation.

Since this first website, Cope has continued to create several additional websites for friends and other organizations.

For this scholarship Cope created a website for Blueprint, his high school’s award winning newspaper. This website displayed a very clean layout with simple navigation bar across the top of the page to help users easy find the information they want.

Cope went above and beyond the contest requirements by making the website live which can be viewed here: http://acalanesblueprint.com/.

Cope has decided to attend the University of California, Davis where he plans to pursue a major in Computer Science. He loves how web design is more than just obtaining technical skills—it requires him to be artistic as well.

The Investing in Our Future program provides students with an opportunity to work with professionals in their field of interest assisting with career path decisions.

-- Info provided by eSchoolView.

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