Contact: Janet Roberts
Young Company

Techwin America Awards
High School Scholarships

High school students
across America share their thoughts on
schools’ investing in technology when budgets are tight.

Ridgefield Park, New Jersey (July
15, 2010) – Samsung Techwin America’s Electronic Imaging Division
a market leader in document camera technology, today announced the seven high
school students who each earned $1,000 scholarships. “We are extremely
impressed with the persuasively crafted essays filled with originality and infused
with the indomitable spirit that is indicative of our youth,” said Richard
Bellomy, V.P. of Sales for the Electronic Imaging Division. “I would like
to congratulate the seven winners and thank everyone who participated.”

Students were asked
to submit up to a 300 word essay answering the question “Is technology
a good investment for schools? Why or why not?” The papers were judged
on original thinking, relevance to the real world, and writing quality. Here
are the seven winners with some of their thoughts.

“Whether as a teaching
aid, a method to expedite research, or as a vehicle to provide real time visual
interface to facilitate learning between peoples and cultures a continent apart,
the role and subsequent investment in technology is critical to learning.”

Ashley Nichole Green, Pittsburg
High School
Pittsburg, Texas
Teacher: Betty Geffers

“As every dimension of our world evolves so rapidly, the education
challenges of tomorrow will require solutions that go far beyond today’s answers.”

Ryan Harkness, Arlington High
Grand Prairie, Texas
Teacher: Michelle Smith

“Technology enriches students’
lives and opens a vast new world for them to learn. Education is an investment
in the future, and a school’s investment in technology is the down payment for
that future.”

Loren Jessen, Springfield High
Springfield, Oregon
Teacher: Susan Stambaugh

“By investing in technology
in education, we can also plant the seed for great accomplishment in the sciences
and in technology for the future.”

Cole Stevens, Iolani High School
Kailua, Hawaii
Teacher: Ali Stewart-Ito

“…schools should make investments in technology. But we must
be careful in society not to teach schoolchildren to excessively rely on a merely
artificial mind. Rather, we must use our own minds sufficiently.”

Luke Trouwborst, Home Schooled
Schenectady, New York
Teacher: Colleen Trouwborst

“We must embrace technology, harness its power, and allow it to unfurl
the learning experiences before us, altogether changing the world for the better.”

Stephanie Wenclawski, John
F. Kennedy High School
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Teacher: Jason Cochrane

“Technology is not a shortcut or a cheat; instead, it is a tool that
maximizes productivity and leads to higher levels of proficiency. Why not invest?”

Kimberly Yau, Brookwood High
Lilburn, Georgia
Teacher: Mary Britt

Please visit
to view the winning essays!

These essays confirm the tremendous
impact of technology and visual communication in the classroom with computers,
projectors, and document cameras, enabling teachers to keep students focused
and stimulated. This technology can accelerate the learning process with improved
retention, providing time for more in-depth study, as well as the opportunity
to broaden the scope of the curriculum. This type of learning environment also
helps students with learning disabilities, giving teachers the capability of
planning lessons that satisfy the needs of auditory, visual, and kinetic learners.

Technology also fosters and facilitates
communication on a global level, enabling the sharing of cultures, languages,
ideologies, etc. With this type of technology in the classroom, the potential
to learn is limitless.

Samsung’s goal is to assure
that all classrooms have appropriate technology tools such as computers, projectors,
document cameras, and more so that every student is provided the same educational
opportunities – currently two-thirds of the classrooms in the United States
do not have these types of learning tools.

For more information about Samsung
Techwin America’s Electronic Imaging Division and its full line of affordable
and innovative document cameras, call 877-213-1222,
ext. 3306 or go to

About Samsung Techwin America
– Electronic Imaging Division

Samsung Techwin America is a market leader in document cameras for use in the
education sector, ranging from K-12 to universities, courtroom applications,
as well as numerous Fortune 500 companies. Every Samsung document camera provides
the quality and innovation that has built the Samsung name- quality optics,
a robust feature set, a wealth of user-friendly features, and state-of-the-art
digital imaging technology. Additionally Samsung Techwin markets a full line
of security products under the CCTV Division. Samsung Techwin America is the
U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Techwin Co., Ltd. in Sungnam Kyungki-Do, Korea. Samsung
is the world’s 11th largest company.

# # #


About the Author: