Greetings from a snowy wonderland (at least for some of us)! 🌨️ If you’re basking in the glory of a snow day, thanks for taking a moment to dive into this email. For those powering through the end of the week in school, major kudos to you for squeezing in some time before the weekend kicks off!

Now, let’s jump into the heart of the matter—your weekly dose of STLP awesomeness in 4 easy bites:

  1. CDA Judging in Full Swing!

The Creative Digital Arts (CDA) judging extravaganza is underway. A big shoutout to judges who seized the opportunity during NTI days, but we’ve got a friendly nudge for those who haven’t started scoring yet. STLP Coaches, it’s action time! Reach out to your judges, ensure they’re on track, and guarantee your school’s eligibility. Remember, the deadline is looming—Sunday, January 21. Don’t wait—reach out today!

  1. STLP State Championship Buzz!

Guess what? The STLP State Championship info page and registration portal are live! Take a journey to STLP State (, where excitement awaits. #STLP24 is bringing some serious heat with new Live Challenge competitions, STLPx going to the next level, and a few surprises for our 30th Anniversary year. Registration is open deadline: February 28. Let the adventure begin!

  1. Cheers to Level 2 Project Teams!

A round of applause for all the project teams advancing to Level 2 at STLP State! Now, it’s time to kick it up a notch. Check out the Level 2 Project list (, grab pro-tips, advice, and resources to prep for the big day on March 27. Remember, all Level 2 Project teams must submit a registration before the February 28th deadline. You’ve got this!

  1. Meet the New STLP Engineer/Ambassador Team!

Drumroll, please! Join us in congratulating the newest members of the STLP Engineer/Ambassador team. Competition was incredibly stiff for the coveted spots on this year’s STLP E/A team. Applications were so strong, judges needed extra time to collaborate on their selections. A massive shoutout to:

Floyd Co. Floyd Central HS Audrey Bays 12th
Webster Co. Webster Co. HS Braghen Sloat 10th
Russell Ind. Russell HS Casey Malone 11th
Warren Co. Warren Central HS Marlaina Weiss 11th
Johnson Co. Johnson Central HS Ryan Rice 12th
Bellevue Ind. Bellevue HS Skyler Benitez 12th
Floyd Co. Floyd Central HS Laci O’Quinn 12th
Eminence Ind. Eminence HS Truman Gilbert 11th

Along with the returning STLP Engineer/Ambassadors from 2022-2023 (see them here), let’s give this whole group a warm STLP welcome! Be sure to say hi when you see them at KySTE later this year.