Bringing the World to Memphis Classrooms

While each of Memphis in May’s educational competitions are judged on differing criteria, every Memphis in May competition encourages a show of creativity and demonstrated knowledge of the honored country. Competitions are geared to specific age groups and grade levels, with involvement opportunities available for all grades.

Competitions are open to all students attending public, private, or home school within Shelby County, Tennessee. Applications are made available on the Memphis in May website as well as via mass mailings to schools. Judging committees are comprised of local educators, writers, and artists who kindly volunteer their time to examine entries. Competition winners are awarded certificates and cash prizes at an awards ceremony in the spring.

MICROSOFT BEST CLASSROOM COMPETITION

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Congratulations to Cathi Degloma’s class from Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School for winning the 2018 Microsoft Best Classroom Competition! This competition is a fun way for teachers to incorporate the Czech Republic into their classroom by involving their students in decorating the classroom with a theme based on the honored country. To participate, teachers submit photos of how they celebrated the Czech Republic in their classroom. The winning teacher is awarded a $1,000 cash prize.

Don’t miss out on your chance to win! Get all the info for the 2019 Memphis in May education competitions from our newsletters. Contact education [at] memphisinmay [dot] org to make sure you’re on the email list! The first newsletter will be sent out in the fall.

Powerpoint Presentation Competition Winners

CONGRATULATIONS to all the 2018 winners and a big thanks to each student who entered! Check below for this year's winners at each grade level.

Grades 6-8

1st Place
Jordan Clorina - St. Francis of Assisi

2nd Place
Remi Shaber - St. Francis of Assisi          

3rd Place
Madi Carter - St. Francis of Assisi

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Grades 9-12

1st Place
Erin Leal - Hutchinson School

2nd Place
Hazel Brady - Saint Agnes Academy

3rd Place
Phileta Jackson - Hollis F. Price Knowledge Quest

Creative Writing Competition Winners

CONGRATULATIONS to all the 2018 winners and a big thanks to each student who entered! Check below for this year's winners at each grade level.

Grades 4-5

1st Place
Zoe Bondi, Kaleb Phillips & Olive Erholtz - Libertas School of Memphis 

2nd Place
Nipun Rajan - Farmington Elementary

3rd Place
Allie Stein - Margolin Hebrew Academy

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Grades 6-8

1st Place
Sofia Baltz - St. Francis of Assisi

2nd Place
Mollie Butler - St. Francis of Assisi

3rd Place
Susan Zhang - Houston Middle School

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Grades 9-12

1st Place
Veronica Holmes - Overton High School

2nd Place
Angeline Tan - Bolton High School

3rd Place
Shridhar Athinarayanan - White Station High School

International Paper Children's Poster Winners

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CONGRATULATIONS to all the 2018 winners and a big thanks to each student who entered! Check below for this year's winners at each grade level.

Grand Prize Winner of the 2018 International Paper Children's Poster Competition: Jayne Cho - Farmington Elementary

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Grades K-2

1st Place
Kate Hurdle - Briarcrest Christian School

2nd Place
Samarth Rajan - Farmington Elementary

3rd Place
Cora Pappas - Peabody Elementary

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Grades 3-4

1st Place
Bethany Chao - Bailey Station Elementary

2nd Place
Ishika Sen - Richland Elementary 

3rd Place
Shirlynna Chai - Crosswind Elementary

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Grades 5-6

1st Place
Jayne Cho - Farmington Elementary

2nd Place
Sarah Wang - Lakeland Middle Prep. School

3rd Place
Emily Zhang - Crosswind Elementary

BlueCross BlueShield World Cargo Crate Photo Contest

WCC Winner Nancy France Collierville Schools

Congratulations to Nancy France from Schilling Farms Middle School for winning this year’s competition! (Photo courtesy of Nancy France)

Don’t miss out on your chance to win! Get all the info for the 2019 education competitions from our Memphis in May newsletters. Contact education [at] memphisinmay [dot] org to make sure you’re on the email list! The first newsletter will be sent out in the fall.

SEDGWICK INTERNATIONAL TEACHER COMPETITION

The winner for the 2018 Sedgwick International Teacher Competition is Delaine McKinney from Craigmont Middle School. Memphis in May recognizes the teachers with the most outstanding “global classrooms,” to teachers who utilize international programming to supplement their curriculum and introduce a foreign culture to their students. The International Teacher Competition gives teachers the chance to win alongside their students! The Grand Prize Winner receives $1,000.

Don’t miss out on your chance to win! Get all the info for the 2019 Memphis in May education competitions from our newsletters. Contact education [at] memphisinmay [dot] org to make sure you’re on the email list! The first newsletter will be sent out in the fall.

Questions About Our Education Competitions?

For questions or information about any of our International Education Competitions, please email education [at] memphisinmay [dot] org.

Our Educational Program is proudly sponsored by TVA.

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