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Students Compete in the Nebraska 'Find Your Genius' Challenge

The “Find Your Genius Challenge” is a state-wide contest over a 7-day period competing through virtual internships.  Several Chadron middle school students partnered with Goodwill of Nebraska and Symphony Workforce to devise a service or product which helps alleviate the emotional or mental distress young people regularly face or help alleviate poverty. The team of Johnnie Reed, Aubrey Milburn, Owen Perkins and Uzziah Schwartz worked on the poverty challenge and will be donating hats, gloves & scarves later this winter. The team of Kenli Boeselager, Ruby Tewahade and Lucy Rischling worked on the mental distress challenge and are developing an "Overcome" room where students can destress. Students worked with advisors from Goodwill of Nebraska and business professionals. Their work was recognized by Symphony Workforce.

Cathy Kaus, Library Media Specialist

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