Marcia Hansen

Students are Insipired by Education

A few months ago, we asked students across the country to answer the question, “What inspires you to learn?”  Now, after hearing about the responses, I’m left feeling one thing: inspired!

From dreams of becoming writers, architects and astronauts, to stories of students working to make the world a better place, it’s clear that students recognize the importance of education and are taking ownership of their learning. Their attitudes make me more optimistic about our future.

We received many impressive entries – some even included photos, videos and unique songs. Out of those, we selected 16-year-old Jason G.’s entry (see below) as the grand prize winner. Jason embodies the attitude that no matter who we are or where we come from, anything is achievable if we set our minds and hearts to it.

For his winning entry, Jason will receive a Toshiba laptop with Intel 2nd Generation Core i5 technology, and his school will receive a Sony Internet Smart TV.

It was a tough decision to select the grand prize winner, and we would like to honor the other finalists for their outstanding, inspirational entries:

•    Austin B. (Age 14)
•    Woo Y. (Age 14)
•    Patrick F. (Age 17)
•    Vivian D. (Age 17)

The “What Inspires You to Learn?” contest was part of Intel IdeaJam, a series of brainstorm sessions that bring together the brightest minds in an array of creative fields, including but not limited to video, music, comedy, animation and education. View all the IdeaJam videos on YouTube.

Marcia Hansen

About Marcia Hansen

Marcia works as a digital storytelling marketing strategist for iQ and the Intel digital newsroom. She joined Intel in July 2010 after her pioneering work in social media at Allstate Insurance. She loves words, movies, photos, and world travel. Marcia holds an M.A. from the University of Missouri where she completed a thesis on digital literacies.

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