PC Mall Gov and T.H.E. Journal Announce Essay Contest Winners for Middle and High School Students
Manassas, VA - January 26, 2009 - PC Mall Gov, Inc., a subsidiary of PC Mall, Inc. (NASDAQ: MALL), is pleased to announce the winners of the “Green Light Contest,” which we announced on September 17, 2008. The essay contest was designed to encourage students to examine how technology is affecting their classrooms and schools, and what this means for the environment overall. The announcement of the winners was made at FETC, the Florida Educational Technology Conference, on January 23, 2009 in Orlando, Florida.
Partnering with HP, InFocus, 1105 Media and T.H.E. Journal, PC Mall Gov received entries from middle and high school age students into the “Green Light Contest” from September 17, 2008 through December 1, 2008. Essays of 1,000 words or less describing how students and teachers can use technology to protect the environment were judged by leaders in the fields of education and technology.
5-8th Grade Category Winner
1st Place Prize - a “Green” Laptop - Julia Mearsheimer, Lenart Regional Gifted Center, Chicago, IL
Honorable Mention – essay published online by T.H.E. Journal - Lira Casborne’, Monteleone Junior High, Mandeville, LA
9-12th Grade Category Winner
1st Place Prize- a “Green” Laptop - Helen Ayala Unger, Charles F. Brush High School, Lyndhurst, OH
Honorable Mention – essay published online by T.H.E. Journal - Travis Finch, Greene County Technical High School, Paragould, AR
Grand Prize Winner – a 30 seat HP and InFocus “Green” Computer Lab – Helen Ayala Unger, Charles F. Brush High School, Lyndhurst, OH
“Schools across the nation are powerful agents for building awareness of the impact technology can have on preserving the environment,” said Alan Bechara, President of PC Mall Gov. “Our partnership with HP, InFocus, T.H.E. Journal and 1105 Media allowed us to create an opportunity to encourage students to think about how technology and environmental awareness come together in our schools and classrooms, and how we can responsibly use these tools not only to advance learning but also to protect the environment. There is no better group than our tech-savvy students to think about, and address, these issues. From the number of applications we received there are hundreds of conscientious students nationwide who are finding ways to not only help the environment but also to become actively involved in their communities. These are our future leaders”.
About PC Mall Gov, Inc.
PC Mall Gov, Inc., headquartered in Manassas, Virginia, is a rapid response supplier of technology solutions for government and educational institutions. PC Mall Gov offers more than 100,000 different products from companies such as, but not limited to, Apple, Compaq, HP and Sun Microsystems. The company makes these products available to federal agencies, state and local governments and educational customers on a variety of contracts as well as through open market and procurement card purchases. With 20 years of experience providing IT products, services and solutions to the federal government, PC Mall Gov’s GMRI division is recognized as a leader in the information technology marketplace. GMRI has the contract vehicles and dedicated professional staff to deliver best value solutions for Managed Services, Data Center Services, Storage, Content Preparation Services, and Procurement Excellence.
About PC Mall, Inc.
PC Mall, Inc., together with its wholly-owned subsidiaries, founded in 1987, is a value added direct marketer of technology products, services and solutions, to businesses, government and educational institutions and individual consumers. We offer our products, services and solutions through dedicated account executives, various direct marketing techniques, and three retail stores. We also utilize distinctive full-color catalogs under the PC Mall, MacMall, PC Mall Gov and SARCOM brands and our websites pcmall.com, macmall.com, pcmallgov.com, gmri.com, sarcom.com, abreon.com and onsale.com, and other promotional materials. Customer product orders are rapidly filled by our distribution center strategically located near FedEx's main hub or by our extensive network of distributors, which is one of the largest networks in the industry.
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