The Cherokee County School District congratulates the winners of its third annual Minecraft Student Build Challenge!
The contest, presented by the Office of Technology & Information Services, gives students across the district the opportunity to demonstrate their technology skills and creativity. This year’s challenge was to build their ideal colony on Mars using select materials in the Minecraft: Education Edition computer program.
Sixty-five designs were entered, with entries by individual students as well as by student teams. Winners were named in two categories: elementary and middle/high.
“Congratulations to these excellent young designers on a job well done,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said. “Mastering technology skills better prepares our students for future success, and Minecraft is a world where students already love to be creative and have fun. Thank you to our teachers and Technology team for offering this outstanding opportunity for our students.”
The Elementary School winners are:
First Place: Joseph Burton and Andrew Dyckowski, Clayton ES (teacher Valerie Wallace)
Second Place: Keegan Cribb, Macedonia ES (teacher Tenille Turner)
Third Place: Beau Howard and Dylan Huguenard, Macedonia ES (teacher Tenille Turner)
The Middle/High School winners are:
First Place: Drew Burmeister, Eli Southerland and Jacob Spilker, Woodstock HS (teacher Melanie Salas)
Second Place: Victoria Carter and Allie Crutchfield, Woodstock HS (teacher Jay Hunter)
Third Place: Kai Glaza, Frank Thibodeaux and Justin Cao, Woodstock HS (teacher Jay Hunter)