Students honored in webapp mapping competition


Secretary of Education Susan Bunting congratulated Delaware’s winners of the Esri’s 2021 ArcGIS US School Competition this afternoon, three siblings who each won $100 in prize money from ESRI.

The winners:

Natalie Lewis, a ninth grader at Caesar Rodney High School (1st place for high school competition)
Brendan Lewis, 12th grader at Caesar Rodney High School (2nd Place for high school competition)
Eric Lewis, home school student (1st place for middle school Competition)

Eric’s URL’s: (Horseshoe crabs in the Delaware Bay)
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Natalie’s URL’s (Delaware Bike Trails)
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Brendan’s URL’s: (Historic Walks of Dover)
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Picture of winners being honored by Secretary of Education Dr. Susan Bunting.

Pictured left to right: Brooke Santiago of Delaware Center for Geographic Education, Brendan Lewis, Natalie Lewis, Mary Schorse of Delaware Center for Geographic Education, Eric Lewis, Corey Downer of Delaware Department of Education, Secretary of Education Susan Bunting


The Delaware Department of Education, in conjunction with the state’s geospatial education community, encourages Delaware middle and high school students to join in Esri’s 2021 ArcGIS online competition. Students are challenged to create and share interactive mapping projects using ESRI ArcGIS software. Delaware entrants to this national competition must create a digital map or Storymap that highlights facts and features unique to Delaware.

Esri’s 2021 ArcGIS US School Competition is open to high school (grades 9-12) and middle school (grades 6-8) students in the United States. Assistance is available to teachers and students who have limited knowledge of how to create an ArcGIS Storymap or web app. Delaware’s top 5 middle and top 5 high school students each will be awarded a $100 cash prize. The state also will select one middle school and one high school entrant to compete nationally. Winners at the national level each will earn a trip to the 2021 Esri Education Summit in San Diego, CA.

“We’re excited to be part of a competition that gives our students a chance to practice real-world skills in both an enjoyable and a meaningful way,” Secretary of Education Susan Bunting said.

The competition closes May 10. Find more information online here. Email with questions.