MHS duo Blystone, Herdt, named Runners-Up in Game-Based Learning Design Competition
Congratulations to Merrill High School’s DECA members Brendan Blystone and Skylar Herdt of Team “Arc Code” for being selected as runners-up winners for their design of an Environmental Science game.
Legends of Learning, Inc., the leading game-based learning platform in the United States, has announced the grand prize and runner-up winners of the Game-Based Learning Design Competition sponsored by Constellation. The competition was the first of the Legends of Learning’s Summer and Fall game-based learning competition series designed to engage kids at home with interactive and collaborative team-based STEM competitions during virtual/remote learning.
“We are honored to announce the Grand Prize and Runner-Up winners to the Game-Based Learning Design Competition,” said Joshua Goldberg, Co-Founder of Legends of Learning. “After reviewing hundreds of submissions, our team of judges believed the creativity and thoughtfulness of the winning game design concepts and their ability to blend the educational material into the game mechanics were superb…For the thousands of students who participated in the contest, we appreciate the time and thoughtfulness that every student put into their submission and encourage them and other students throughout the country to participate in future competitions.”
MHS Business and Computer Science educator, Olivia Dachel says, “I am beyond proud to coach students who have the passion to continue learning over the summer and desire to make a positive difference for others even during a global pandemic. Our Merrill students are truly inspirational ambassadors of computer science and business!”