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July 13, 2006

Albany - Some Dougherty County high school students won a statewide contest for designing new computer software. It earned them a trip to Microsoft's headquarters in Seattle.

The five Westover High School students are Nkenge Major, Ronnie McMillan, Brandon Worthy, Jonathan Taunton and Antwon Trice.

The Hich-Tech students designed a bug-free software related to Logo-Links, the school store that sells Westover merchandise. The program allows student to use different formats when shopping, including several designed for people with disabilities.

Science Teacher Morris Rainey says while in Washington, the students also met with employees from Boeing and the University of Washington who had overcome disabilities to be successful.

"The kids learned from the how they have been able to cope in a real world job setting and overcome those disabilities to be gainfully employed or to be successful college students," said Rainey. 

The contest was sponsored by Microsoft and the Georgia Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities.

The seniors in the high tech program are also enrolled at Albany Tech so when they graduate, they've already earned college credits.

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