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CCHS students recognized for work in MakerMinded competition

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Students from Columbia City High School were recognized for their performance in the 2018-2019 MakerMinded competition.
The MakerMinded competition is a web-based collection of challenges that engages high-schoolers' interest in high-tech manufacturing, with an ultimate goal of enticing students to enter Indiana's manufacturing industries. More than 300 students and teachers across Indiana participated, including schools in Idaho, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee and West Virginia. For their Maker Minded success, Columbia City High School students were awarded state-of-the-art STEM learning technology to enhance the school's curriculum.
MakerMinded used a web-based portal competition to earn points by completing tech challenges and career learning experiences and then posting photos of their adventure to the MakerMinded website and in social media. Participants choose activities from six categories that include: "Connect with a Local Manufacturer", "In-Class Activity", and "Experience STEM in the Community." Activities were worth varying points depending on the degree of difficulty and involvement.
"The Indiana MakerMinded platform provides educators and students the opportunity to share learning experiences and curriculum that encourages regional collaboration," said Lisa Deck, program manager, education and workforce, IN-MaC. "Columbia City High School is being rewarded for their innovation and focus on career awareness and exploration, which is helping its students make informed decisions about their future."
The 2019-2020 MakerMinded competition will begin inĀ August 2019. Students, school officials, and employers interested in joining the Indiana MakerMinded campaign should visitĀ IN.makerminded.com.


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