Camilleri announces ‘Downriver student challenge’ contest to students in his district


State Rep. Darrin Camilleri

By Scott Bolthouse—The Huron Hub—March 20, 2020

State Rep. Darrin Camilleri, a former teacher, introduced a way to keep students in his district engaged in learning during the mandatory school closure.

Camilleri laid out an academic challenge to students, who can potentially win a gift card worth up to $100 to be used at a local business.

The challenge will be focused around the question: “Why are you proud to be from Downriver or Michigan?”

“As a former teacher, I know that when kids aren’t in school, learning can’t stop if we want to ensure great outcomes for our kids,” Camilleri said. “In order to provide an option to keep students engaged, I’m starting a Downriver Student Challenge today that will be open to any student in my district.”

The challenge is open to all K-12 students in Brownstown, Gibraltar, Grosse Ile, Huron Township, Trenton and Woodhaven.

The full assignment can be accessed at tinyurl.com/camilleristudentchallenge

Students can submit pictures, essays, videos, and more. The contest runs through March 31, and entries can be submitted to DarrinCamilleri@house.mi.gov with the subject line “Student Challenge.”

Make sure to identify the student’s grade level and the school they are enrolled in.

Winners of the challenge will receive up to a $100 gift card from a local small business.


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