The CNA reports:

Taipei, May 18 (CNA) Four Students of Ming Dao Senior High School in Taichung County in central Taiwan have won first prize in an international Website design competition titled “Doors to Diplomacy 2007″ that was sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.

Chang Chia-wei, Hung Ching-ting, Chiao Hsu-han and Chen Yen-yu won the championship with a project titled “The Role of Taiwan in World Health-International Medical Aid” and were commended Friday at a news conference held at the Legislative Yuan by school Principal Wang Ta-chiou and legislators Joanna Lei and Shyu Jong-shyong.

Lei said the competition was aimed at encouraging high school students around the world to create Web pages carrying messages of the importance of international affairs and diplomacy and there were 195 Web page design projects submitted from 38 countries.

Each of the four students won US$2,000 and their instructor Huang Chung-chih won US$500.

Website is at: http://oa.mingdao.edu.tw/~foo/www9/index.swf. Four HS students blow away the expensive government effort. Maybe State is trying to send a subtle message here….