Bringing Memphis to Classrooms in 2019!

Education Competitions encourage creativity and learning about the honored city among Memphis-area students. Competitions are open to students within the Shelby County schools, private schools and home schools. Categories include: PowerPoint, Creative Writing and International Poster Art. 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 city. Competitions are geared to specific age groups and grade levels, with involvement opportunities available for all grades.

*New This Year
The International Paper Children’s Poster Competition will be open to grades K-12! We want every student to have the opportunity to showcase their city!

MICROSOFT BEST CLASSROOM COMPETITION Winner

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Congratulations to Elaine Currie’s class from Manassas High School for winning the 2019 Microsoft Best Classroom Competition! This competition is a fun way for teachers to incorporate Memphis into their classroom by involving their students in decorating the classroom with a theme based on the honored location. To participate, teachers submit photos of how they celebrated Memphis 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 2020 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 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
Ryleigh Deeley- St. Francis of Assisi

2nd Place
Salahaddin Hade- Appling Middle School

3rd Place
Vina Vedala- St. Francis of Assisi

 

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Grades 9-12

1st Place
Greg Howard- Bowie Reading & Learning Center

2nd Place
Gabriel Herberth- Bowie Reading & Learning Center

3rd Place
Hoang Trinh- Overton High School

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
Feild Owen- Presbyterian Day School

2nd Place
Maddox Giel- Presbyterian Day School

3rd Place
Atara Harris- Margolin Hebrew Academy

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Grades 6-8

1st Place
Madeline Wade- St. Francis of Assisi

2nd Place
Gigi Claus- St. Francis of Assisi

3rd Place
Cara Pirani- St. Francis of Assisi

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Grades 9-12

1st Place
Katie Wiener Hutchison School

2nd Place
Susan Zhang- Houston High School

3rd Place
Katherine McCandless- Hutchison School

 

International Paper Children's Poster Winners

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CONGRATULATIONS to all the 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 International Paper Children's Poster Competition: Eagan Smith- Houston High School

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Grades K-2

1st Place
Medha Gajula- Grahamwood Elementary

2nd Place
Samarth Rajan - Farmington Elementary

3rd Place
Audrey Cox- Riverdale School

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Grades 3-4

1st Place
Ella Liu- Crosswind Elementary

2nd Place
Christina Moon- St. Mary’s Episcopal

3rd Place
Sanvi Acharya- Bailey Station Elementary

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Grades 5-6

1st Place
Naomi Betapudi

2nd Place
Luke Meng- Dogwood Elementary

3rd Place
Henry Tang- Richland Elementary

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Grades 7-8

1st Place
Kathy Lam- Colonial Middle School

2nd Place
Lillian Hollandsworth- Riverdale School

3rd Place
Cela Mortenson- Colonial Middle School

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Grades 9-12

1st Place
Eagan Smith- Houston High School

2nd Place
Lingyu Li- White Station High School

3rd Place
Sarah Wright- Kolbe Academy Homeschool

CN World Cargo Crate Photo Contest

WCC Photo Contest Winner

This competition encourages teachers to use their camera to capture very special moments in their classrooms.  The photographic entries portray special “learning moments” between the students, their teachers, and the unique items from the honored location.  As most of these items in the World Cargo Crate are foreign to the students, photos submitted capture their reactions of interest, surprise, and curiosity. The winning teacher receives a Memphis in May prize package for his/her classroom and the privilege of being the first to reserve the World Cargo Crate for the upcoming school year.  The winning teachers and students also get to see their pictures displayed on the Memphis in May website as “the face” of the World Cargo Crate for the next year.

Congratulations to Alison Buchanan from Power Center Academy Elementary School for winning this year’s competition! (Photo courtesy of Alison Buchanan)

Don’t miss out on your chance to win! Get all the info for the 2020 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 BEST TEACHER COMPETITION

The winner for the 2019 Sedgwick Best Teacher Competition is Gwendolyn Kimmons from Raleigh Bartlett Meadows Elementary. Memphis in May recognizes the teachers with the most outstanding “global classrooms,” to teachers who utilize Memphis in May’s programming to supplement their curriculum and introduce local culture to their students. The 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 2020 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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