Marvelwood Students Earned Top Awards in the Annual CT Maps Competition

Two Marvelwood students placed first and second in the annual CT Maps Competition, a unique opportunity for students in middle and high school to showcase their ideas using Esri’s ArcGIS Online and StoryMaps platform.

Olivia Pignataro ‘21 won first place for her StoryMap: “Cerulean Warblers in Northwestern Connecticut”, which compiles information and research on Cerulean Warblers and their habitat preferences within the towns of Kent and Sharon, CT in the northwestern corner of the state.  

Brennan Wilkins ‘22 won second place for his StoryMap, "Swallowed in Kent".  Brennan’s project, an interactive guide to the swallow and swift species of Kent, Connecticut, features identification tips, sighting locations, and pictures to help people familiarize themselves with these amazing bird species, was completed through a community partnership with Kent Land Trust as part of the University of Connecticut’s Natural Resources Conservation Academy's Conservation Ambassador Program

As a first-place finisher, Olivia’s story map will now represent Connecticut in the national competition. To learn more about this award and student projects, please visit the competition website.