MCWT Foundation Sets Website Design Competition

SOUTHFIELD — The Michigan Council of Women in Technology and its MCWT Foundation will announce the finalists of its Ninth Annual MCWT Website Design Competition for high school girls on Nov. 29.

Finalist presentations will take place Saturday, Dec. 6 starting at 9 a.m. at the Blue Care Network Auditorium in Southfield.

Each year’s competition has a theme, allowing contestants to focus on a specific topic. This year’s theme is “Repurposing: The ultimate in creativity and recycling.”

Contestants create a website that illustrates unexpected uses for items — from old items to unused items to everyday items, all used in an unexpected way. This theme encourages creativity, thoughtfulness, and a little research.

Cash prizes range from $50 to $750 for the top six winners in each of the two categories, beginner and advanced.

Full details can be found at For more information, contact Barbara Kalbfleisch of the MCWT Foundation at

Recent winners and finalists have been from the following high schools: St. Clair Shores Lake Shore, Utica Stevenson, Ferndale University, Canton Salem, Farmington Hills Mercy, Warren Fitzgerald, Livonia Franklin, Canton, the Utica Academy for International Studies, St. Clair Shores Lakeview, Farmington, the Dearborn Center for Math, Science and Technology, Center Lin, Bloomfield Hills International Academy, and the Ingham County Computer Science Academy.

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