Prize Maps

The inaugural Minnesota ArcGIS map contest closed on Friday, May 27 with 131 middle school maps and 56 high school maps submitted. The maps in each division were individually scored by a panel of judges. The scores were tallied to identify the five maps in each division with the highest scores. Each winning map was awarded a cash prize of $100. The students and their maps will be publicly recognized at Educator Day 2016 of the GIS/LIS statewide conference in October. The prize winning students and links to their maps are listed below.  Congratulations to all who participated and especially to the prize winners.


Contest T-Shirts:
All students who  submitted a map to this competition will receive an official contest T-Shirt. Teachers will receive the T-Shirts for distribution at the beginning of the school year.
Middle School Prize Winners

Judges:

  • Leah Spurduto, GIS Specialist, City of Eagan

  • Jane Mueller, GIS Director, Beltrami County

  • Michelle Trager, GIS Coordinator, Rice County

  • Ryan Stovern, GIS Principal, St. Louis County

Five Middle School Prize Winners:


Middle School Honorable Mention

The following students submitted maps receiving honorable mention because of the high quality of their maps:

  • Andrew Barton, Oak Grove Middle School - Bloomington

  • Alexis Mack, Twin Oaks Middle School -  Prior Lake

  • Sarah Ziebarth, Lincoln High School - Lake City

  • Tate Lewison, Lincoln High School - Lake City

  • Kylie Yncierto, Buffalo Community Middle School - Buffalo

  • Charles Johnson, Lincoln High School - Lake City

  • Rebekah DeAngelis, Cloquet Middle School - Cloquet

Senior High Prize Winners

Judges:

  • Micaella Penning, GIS Research Assistant, Geospatial Analysis Center, UMD

  • Brad Neuhauser, GIS Specialist, Office of Minnesota Secretary of State

  • Greta Poser, Associate Professor, Department of Resource Analysis, St. Mary’s University of Minnesota


Five High School Prize Winners


High School Honorable Mention:

The following students submitted maps receiving honorable mention because of the high quality of their maps:


  • Adrian Ferguson, Denfield High School - Duluth

  • Kong James Xiong, Denfield High School - Duluth

  • Sarah Scrignoli, Denfield High School - Duluth

  • Benjamin Emmel, Denfield High School - Duluth