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Humboldt County Office of Education: 2021 Student Showcase | GATE Academy

2021 Student Showcase | GATE Academy

The Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program is coordinated by the Humboldt County Office of Education to assist districts in developing unique education opportunities for students in elementary and middle schools who have been identified as gifted. This year the GATE Academy, normally held at Humboldt State University early in the year, was turned into a virtual event. Check out some of the creations Humboldt County’s gifted and talented students came up with.

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Vivian Adams

Small Town in Ireland: Ballybunion

  • School: Trinidad Elementary
  • Grade: 5
  • Project Type: Virtual Tour

Project Description

A virtual tour using Google Tour Builder on a town called Ballybunion.

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Ella Eisner

Science Escape Room

  • School: Trinidad Elementary
  • Grade: 8
  • Project Type: Unlock Your Own Adventure

Project Description

A virtual escape room with puzzles and riddles to solve in order to escape the clutches of a mad scientist.

Student Comment

This was a new experience and it was super fun to make. It was a mental challenge to layer science lessons with the GATE Challenge requirements.

Coordinator Comment

Ella is a scholar. She pushes to persevere through challenges and meet her goals she sets for herself. This is an amazing project that was well researched and thought through to meet the challenge’s highest expectations.

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Jayden Taylor

Jayden’s Garden

  • School: Fortuna Middle
  • Grade: 6
  • Project Type: Create a Garden

Project Description

Jayden created a model of a garden using recycled materials. Jayden researched the best vegetables to grow in our area.

Student Comment

Jayden hopes to build a real garden at Fortuna Middle School.

Coordinator Comment

Jayden conducted research on the best plants to grow in Humboldt County. He then collected recycled materials from home and school to build his model. He asked the principal if he could grow a school garden in the spring and was given permission to do so.

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Haven Subia-Gonzales

Virtual Tour of Japan

  • School: McKinleyville Middle
  • Grade: 6
  • Project Type: Virtual Tour

Project Description

Virtual Tour of Japan takes one through a tour or both Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan and a few of the highlights you might experience as a tourist there.

Coordinator Comment

This tour makes me want to visit Japan, especially the gardens and sushi spots.

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Liana Stumph

What’s In My Garden?

  • School: McKinleyville Middle
  • Grade: 7
  • Project Type: Create a Garden

Project Description

What’s in My Garden shows a blueprint and plan for a real garden as well as a model made from objects found around the home that represent the vegetables, flowers, trees, and other garden elements.

Coordinator Comment

This is a fun project. I love the way Liana shows us what the elements in the model were made from.

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Kaiya Wolven

Anxiety Tips & Tricks

  • School: Cutten Elementary
  • Grade: 5
  • Project Type: TedTalk GateX

Project Description

Kaiya shares her own experience and tips and tricks she has learned in hope of helping others.

 

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Zaiden Burgess

Zaiden’s Garden

  • School: Cutten Elementary
  • Grade: 4
  • Project Type: Create a Garden

Project Description

Zaiden gives a tour of “The Garden.”

 

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Cade Conley

Oahu, Hawaii Virtual Tour

  • School: Cutten Elementary
  • Grade: 4
  • Project Type: Virtual Tour

Project Description

A virtual tour of the island of Oahu Hawaii

 

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Iris Bartlett

Iris’ Vegetable Garden

  • School: Cutten Elementary
  • Grade: 4
  • Project Type: Create a Garden

Project Description

Iris gives a tour of her vegetable garden!

 

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Jack Fisher

Fisher Farms: For all your Fresh Flora Goodness

  • School: Cutten Elementary
  • Grade: 5
  • Project Type: Create a Garden

Project Description

A tour of Fisher Farms: For all your fresh flora goodness by Jack.

 

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Emaleigh Mikkelsen

Virtual Tour of Venice, Italy

  • School: Cutten Elementary
  • Grade: 5
  • Project Type: Virtual Tour

Project Description

Emaleigh shares a virtual tour of Venice, Italy.

 

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Zoe Smith

Smith Family Garden

  • School: Cutten Elementary
  • Grade: 5
  • Project Type: Create a Garden

Project Description

Smith Family Garden tour by Zoe

 

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