July 15, 2004 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ (TheHostingNews.com) – Students from Mt. Carmel High School and Northside College Preparatory High School took top honors today in a contest to find the best Web sites designed by Chicago area high school students.
Stephan Flores, 18, who later this month will enter the U.S. Military
Academy at West Point, created and maintained the official school Web site at Mt. Carmel, a Catholic high school on Chicago’s South Side. Chris Keenan, 17, a senior at Northside Prep, built a Web site that serves as a study resource for his fellow students in Advanced Placement U.S. History classes.
“We congratulate the winners, finalists and all entrants who shared their creativity and technical skills by entering our contest,” said John Lee, Hostway’s Vice President of Marketing. “Based on the level of skill and the dedicated work that these students applied to their sites, we believe they will have very bright futures in whatever careers they choose.”
“A dynamic calendar, forum and search are crucial elements of interaction with the user,” Flores said, “and reasons why I believe this new site lives up to the rich tradition and character of Mt. Carmel.”
Hostway Corporation provides Web hosting and managed services to more than 300,000 customers worldwide. Hostway helps individuals, small businesses and large enterprises achieve more value from state-of-the-art Web-based technologies by reducing their complexity and cost.
Each student won a $2,500 scholarship from Hostway Corp., the Chicago- based contest sponsor and one of the world’s leading providers of Internet hosting services. The Web Designers of the Future contest was co-sponsored again this year by Mayor Richard M. Daley’s Council of Technology Advisors.
Flores, winner of the contest’s “Open” category, said he created a uniform design for http://www.mchs.org that provides a modern look and feel for the site. Flores’ comprehensive site is designed for use by students, teachers, parents and visitors.