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Loudoun County High Schoolers Honored for Problem Solving, Creativity

Students from Loudoun County High School joined Microsoft officials and State Senator Mark Herring, their English Teacher Toni Rader and LCHS Principal Bill Oblas at the InterroBANG Excellence Awards held this week at Lightfoot Restaurant in Leesburg.  The event, which drew more than 100 people, honored LCHS students and Rader for taking up the InterroBANG challenge. InterroBANG is a socially-networked, problem-solving game which involves students selecting online challenges and completing service and missions in the real world and posting evidence of their work online.

With 40 percent of students in the U.S. dropping out of High School, teachers are seeking new approaches to engage students and blend learning models.  InterroBANG provides an integrated combination of online learning and offline application of "missions."  Loudoun students took on challenges ranging from learning how to "survive at all costs" to preserving historic treasures that could be gone in a decade.  Winning students were presented with XBox Kinect games and flip cameras for their ingenuity.