Student Contest Results
Student Contest Results
Posted on 04/07/2020
Student Contest ResultsSPS Students were given the opportunity to submit an essay, drawing, painting, video, or audio recording that explained how the current health crisis and/or school closure has impacted them.

A panel then scored each entry on the following criteria (1) How well does the entry connect to the theme, (2) what level of quality does the submission display, (3) how well does the entry communicate an authentic impact, and (4) how engaging is the submission to the audience.

District staff have privately contributed to a prize fund, and the top two entries per level (listed below) will have a $125 donation made to the charity or non-profit of their choice.

Duncan Carmichael
Kindergarten at Congress Elementary School
Non-Profit/Charity: Goodwill Industries of Southwest Michigan (Sturgis Branch)
Video 1 & Video 2

MacKenzie Kelley
2nd Grade at Wenzel Elementary School
Non-profit/Charity: St. Joseph County Commission on Aging
Essay & Sign

Sidney Banaszak
3rd Grade at Eastwood Elementary School
Non-profit/Charity: Team Blue Line
Essay

Colby Frohriep
4th Grade at Eastwood Elementary School
Non-profit/Charity: St. Joseph County Humane Society
Artwork

Maddilyn Weiderman
6th Grade at Sturgis Middle School
Non-profit/Charity: St. Joseph County United Way 
Essay

Tenley Banaszak
7th Grade at Sturgis Middle School
Non-profit/Charity: Team Blue Line
Presentation

Hannah Woods
10th Grade at Sturgis High School
Non-profit/Charity: Thurston Woods Village
Artwork

Emma Bronstetter
11th Grade at Sturgis High School
Non-profit/Charity: St. Joseph County United Way to the Pandemic Food Fund
Essay