This year NEF is hosting a Minecraft contest featuring three different build phases and a digital literacy component. As the first phase comes to an end, schools are beginning to send in their work and their teachers are choosing winners. So far, Lehighton School District in Pennsylvania, and Martins Ferry School District in Ohio have selected their team of winners.
Congratulations to: Connor Zelrick, Eliana Velez, Benjamin Slaw, Benjamin Zacharias, Zachary Wilusz, and Trey Gower.
The Lehighton team built a nice little town featuring a “Burger Joint” with a detailed interior. A Church, and a lovely set of homes. Check out the media page for more imagery!
NEF would also like to congratulate Makenna Klarr, the winner of the beginners phase at Martins Ferry School District in Ohio. The Martins Ferry builders built a very detailed town featuring all kinds of things including hot air balloons, a terrarium, floating houses, castles, and much more. Check out more here!
Students from both districts did an excellent job using their digital literacy, and literacy skills to document their work. The NEF team is ecstatic and looking forward to seeing what the other competitors have built.
Sidney Public Schools
The Sidney Public School District (Cheyenne County School District #1) is a state and NCA-accredited public school system located in the Nebraska Panhandle 100 miles east of Cheyenne, Wyoming. The District consists of 120 square miles including and surrounding the city of Sidney, the Cheyenne County seat with a population of 6500 people.
The District educates approximately 1200 students in grades K-12 at seven separate campuses: South Elementary (grades K-1), North Elementary (grades 2-3), Central Elementary (grade 4), West Elementary (grades 5-6), Sidney Middle School (grades 7-8), Sidney High School (grades 9-12), and the Alternative Education Center. In-town busing services are provided with stops at each of the campuses.
N. L. Dillard Middle School
N.L. Dillard Middle School will provide students with an academically rich environment that focuses on character education and student achievement, thus preparing them to be lifelong learners.
Maryland Academy of Technology & Health Sciences
The Maryland Academy of Technology & Health Sciences (MATHS), is a Baltimore City public charter school serving students in grades 6 -12. MATHS is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) focused school offering specialized pathways for students interested in these career areas.