Tomblin announces Minecraft competition winners

By Staff reports
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West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin on Wednesday announced the winners of a contest to build a Minecraft version of the state Capitol.

The competition started in May as an initiative to incorporate science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning into an enjoyable activity for the state’s youth.

Tomblin also declared Wednesday as STEM Day in the state.

Those recognized by the governor were:

Benjamin Reed, Village of Barboursville Elementary School; Zane Spencer, Cherry River Elementary School; Camdyn Hill, Terra Alta/East Preston Middle School; Madison McCloud, Madison Middle School; Elizabeth Shaf, Charleston Catholic High School; Jensen Tucker, Grafton High School; Austin Ballenger, Eastern Greenbrier Middle School; Gabe Coleman, Eastern Greenbrier Middle School; Ian Morrison, Eastern Greenbrier Middle School; Savion Myers, Eastern Greenbrier Middle School; Jackson Stewart, Washington High School; Jacob Thrasher, Washington High School; Matteo Cerasoli, Washington High School; Asad Ranavaya, Washington High School; Justin Hardwick, East Fairmont High School.

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