Every year, students showing talent in field of information technologies, have a great opportunity to pit their strength against each other and present their work to the Faculty of informatics and information technologies at the Slovak Technical University in Bratislava. This year was exceptional for one of our members of the What´s Up family. Jarka Petrášová, a ´grey eminence´ of our magazine (because it could never this look this great without this tiny, modest, exceptional girl) was chosen and together with other students from throughout Slovakia took part at the Conference – Junior Internet, which was granted by the Ministry of Education. The students could choose to present their work in the following categories: JuniorWEB, JuniorBLOG, JuniorDESIGN, JuniorERB, JuniorTEXT, JuniorAPP a JuniorLEARN. Jarka entered our magazine in the category of JuniorDESIGN and she was chosen by the professional jury to present her work at the conference.
At the end of March we travelled to Bratislava and Jarka presented her work in front of the best´ ITers´ in Slovakia. She was excellent and our magazine was rated as very professional. Despite not taking the award-winning place it was a great experience and our magazine has become known among the professionals and Jarka received a valuable certificate that can help her in her future career.
On behalf of the whole our editorial board I can say that we are so proud of Jarka and we are happy to have such an excellent graphic designer and a great friend to work with. Jarka, thank you so much.
I have learned that life constantly supplies you with coincidences. I have been through a couple and I will share one of the biggest ones with you.
It all started off by sheer serendipity. It was in the peak of last summer; I was soaking up the sun and enjoying the waves of the Mediterranean Sea when I met this lovably eccentric person who changed my life.
Every year in May our school goes through some hard times. We have to say goodbye to the year’s graduates, our oldest and most beloved students. This is done through a rather cheerful ceremony.
With a great joy, younger students prepare a program for them. The ceremony is opened with the students‘ anthem Gaudeamus. Next, comes a few touching words from our headmistress, which forces
each of us to reflect on our fast-fleeing time. And finally, a series of the mentioned performances presented by students from all of the classes. This year there was unbelievable dancing from
Las Babbass, followed by the amazing singing performances of Eva Bednáriková, Natália Štefancová and a newly discovered rising talent Andrej Pribiš. A huge hats off to the Trio kvinta, for their
breathtaking interpretation of Imagine Dragons (boys, we would like to go to your concert). The ceremony also included a presentation of photos and videos of the graduates along with praise for
their accomplishments throughout high school. The highlight of the „evening“ was a band with the mysterious name Überraschung. It consisted of Trio kvinta and FS Kopaničiar. This mash-up of
modern and traditional instruments ended this year Ceremony with the song Neľutujem, with students dancing on the stage and in the audience.
Unfortunately, all the beauty and joy has to come to an end, and tears replaced the laughter and dancing. With all the performances are over, flowers were given and there was nothing left but the last high school test, the test of maturity, graduation.