Computer-safety poster contest winners announced

February 02, 2005

The Lazarus Foundation, a Columbia-based nonprofit organization that refurbishes computers and promotes computer recycling, distributed awards Thursday at Atholton High School to winners of its CyberSafety-CyberEthics Art Poster Contest.

The foundation, which holds workshops at Atholton and at the Applications and Research Laboratory, launched the poster contest to encourage families to discuss safe practices and responsibilities for children when they are online. One hundred sixty-seven students from 23 schools submitted 155 posters.

Grand-prize winner for CyberSafety was Ra-Hee Jeon, a ninth-grader at Centennial High School. Andre Chen, a third-grader at Manor Woods Elementary School, won the grand prize for CyberEthics. Both will receive Pentium 4 computers. In all, 21 winners were named, said Don Bard, president of the Lazarus Foundation. Cash prizes and software were distributed.

Atholton Information Technology Academy students performed skits about ethics and online safety. County Executive James N. Robey, Police Chief G. Wayne Livesay and Rep. Elijah E. Cummings spoke.

Information about the Lazarus Foundation: 410-531-8485 or www.lazarus.org.

- Fay Lande

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