The Virginia Geographic Alliance is thrilled to announce the winners of the 2017 Virginia ArcGIS Online Competition. Students used organizational ArcGIS accounts to create dynamic presentations related to the theme “What’s in my Watershed”. The state competition, sponsored by the VGA, is part of a national competition in partnership with Esri. Experts within the field of geography education and Geographic Information Systems served as judges for the competition. Two high schools and four middle schools entered the competition with a total of 19 entries. Top finishers in each state were awarded a $100 prize.
Maurice Washington, 11th grade student at Albemarle High School in Charlottesville, submitted the winning project in the high school division under the guidance of teacher Chris Bunin. The project, “The Rivanna Watershed: More than Water” advanced to the national competition.
Suraj Katragadda advanced to the national competition in the middle school division with “Chesapeake Bay: A Walk Through Time”. Suraj is a 6th grade student at Brickell Academy for Advanced Arts and Academics at Old Donation School in Virginia Beach.