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Churchill students best
1,000 teams in national Internet competition

From left are Jason Yang, former teacher Gary Smith, Michael Schulman and Derek Goldstein, with EduStock on the computer screen. Each student received a $25,000 scholarship for his accomplishment. Smith, who is currently a computer science specialist in the Division of Career and Technology Education, was awarded $5,000, as was Churchill HS.

The Churchill team received the Best in Contest Award in the ThinkQuest competition for creating "EduStock: Economics and Investment," a stock market simulation on the World Wide Web that people everywhere can use to learn how the stock market works. The contest was sponsored by Advanced Network & Services Inc. a New York-based nonprofit organization that helped build the Internet. More than 3,000 students from 49 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico submitted proposal concepts for the competition. For the rest of the story...

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