River Revivers won the People’s Choice award at the eCYBERMISSION national competition in Washington, D.C from June 26 through July 1, 2022. Providence Day School participants Mazie Hoffman, Milan Mishra, Rishi Mishra, and Ramya Puttangunta from the Class of 2028, with support from team advisors Katy Zavesky and Bonnie Wright, created a project that utilizes ultraviolet light to eliminate E. coli in order to revive rivers.
During the national showcase, featuring 20 teams of 6th-9th graders, each group shared its four-minute presentation during a live stream. With 654 votes, River Revivers won the People’s Choice award and each team member will receive a new iPad as a prize.
PD alumni from the class of 2020 and former eCYBERMISSION national finalists served as guest speakers during the awards banquet. Nandita Balaji, Kevin Kaspar, and Zoe Sherman spoke on their project InfernoGuard, a technologically-driven forest fire detection and warning system.
Throughout the week, participants enjoyed sightseeing around Washington, D.C., three workshops with the Department of Defense, a trip to the zoo, and a sampling of MRE (Meals Ready to Eat) items as students learned how they are created, packaged, and sent out to soldiers.
In May of 2022, PD’s Middle School eCYBERMISSION teams nearly swept the state of North Carolina at all three grade levels. Congratulations to each of the PD winning teams.
Class of 2028: 1st Place – River Revivers; 2nd Place – Future Foundations; Honorable Mention – Ring Reducers
Class of 2027: 1st Place – EasyVolunteer; Honorable Mention – Walk-e Talk-e
Class of 2026: 1st Place – MultiStreamers; 2nd Place – TentPack