The Sylvan Hills High School EAST Conference Team students received a superior rating at the 2013 National EAST (Environmental and Spacial Technology) Initiative Conference recently. The students presented project work completed by EAST students at Sylvan Hills to demonstrate their service to the community, acquisition of skills and the use of technology for the benefit of others. Service projects included recycling at three local campuses and mapping of walking trails in Sherwood. EAST is an educational model focusing on student-driven service projects accomplished by using teamwork and cutting-edge technology. EAST classrooms are equipped with state-of-the-art workstations, servers, software and accessories, including GPS/GIS mapping tools, architectural and CAD design software, 3D animation suites, virtual reality development and more. Students identify problems in their local communities and then use these tools to develop solutions, collaborating with civic and other groups in the process. Congratulations to the EAST team at SHHS!