Oracle Press Release

Oracle Announces The Winners Of The 2008 Oracle Academy Global Data Modeling Competition

June 06, 2008

News Facts

Eleven student teams from Egypt, Romania, Serbia, Singapore and the United States earned top honors in the 2008 Oracle Global Data Modeling Competition.
The students, ages 15-19, were honored for their outstanding analytical and technology skills used to create a database that tracks and stores meteorological data.
Student teams from Romania took the top three honors in the competition for the third consecutive year.
The winners, in order, are:

1. Colegiul National de Informatica "Tudor Vianu"
a. Livia Toca, Teacher
b. Project Name: Energon

2. Colegiul National de Informatica "Tudor Vianu"
a. Corina Achina, Teacher
b. Project Name: Marabi

3. Colegiul "Mihai Viteazul"
a. Miora Gheorghe, Teacher
b. Project Name: Regen

4. Racunarska Gimanzija, Serbia
a. Duša Zoranovic, Teacher
b. Project Name: Global Airlines

5. Arkansas School For Mathematics Sciences, USA
a. Daniel Moix. Teacher
b. Project Name: Global Awareness Organization

6. Temasek Polytechnic School, Singapore
a. How Woon Ling, Teacher
b. Project Name: Aeolus Corporation

7. Zahran Experimental School, Egypt
a. Dalia El Sayed Mohamed Zaky, Teachers
b. Project Name: Pharaon Navigation

8. Elryadia School, Egypt
a. Soha Taha Elbous, Teacher
b. Project Name: Wind Spark

9. Gamal Abdel Nasser Experimental School, Egypt
a. Raafat Mohamed Rashad, Teacher
b. Project Name: Solar Clean Car

10. Elhadissa-Elfagr Elgadid School, Egypt
a. Samia Said Melkheya, Teacher
b. Project Name: SNDS

11. Stratford High School, USA
a. Michael Eason, Teacher
b. Project Name: WeatherCo

Students from the top three teams will receive the following prizes:

o 1st Place: $1,000.00 USD Scholarship per student and a trip to the United States where they will present their winning entry at the Oracle Academy Institute.
o 2nd Place: $500.00 USD Scholarship per student
o 3rd Place: $250.00 USD Scholarship per student

The Oracle Academy sponsors the annual competition to help students develop the business and technology skills required for 21st century careers. Students who participate in the competition utilize advanced analytical and technology skills - skills that are in high-demand in a global workforce.
The competition, which is open to students from participating Oracle Academy institutions worldwide, challenges students to analyze the requirements of a particular business and develop a data model that demonstrates the flow of information within that business, a sophisticated process that is typically taught in the university setting and is critical to building database systems.
The 2008 competition included more than 100 entries. A global team of volunteer experts from industry and education reviewed each entry for business, technical, and communications excellence.

Supporting Quotes

"The Oracle Academy is pleased to recognize the outstanding achievement of the students from this year's competition* ," said Clare Dolan, Vice President of the Oracle Corporate Citizenship. "These dedicated and innovative scholars stood out among a record number of entries from across the globe, displaying the business and technology skills required for success in the 21st century marketplace."
"This year's contestants represent the best of the Oracle Academy," said Brad Saffer, Senior Director, Oracle Academy. "By applying their knowledge through this competition, these students have demonstrated their understanding of key business and technical skills required for 21st century careers. Their outstanding data models are a testament to their tremendous skill and serve as true Oracle Academy success stories. We applaud their efforts."
Livia Toca, teacher of the first place winning team from Colegiul National de Informatica "Tudor Vianu", explained, "We are extremely honored to be awarded with the first prize in the Oracle Academy Global Data Modeling Competition. This was a wonderful experience, all of us learned so much from it and we are happy to see that our hard work was so well appreciated. We would like to thank the Oracle Academy very much for this recognition."

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