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Shapleigh Students Take Part In MLTI RiceBowl Challenge

posted Jan 29, 2013, 7:12 AM by Seth Cole   [ updated Jan 29, 2013, 7:14 AM ]
Shapleigh's seventh and eighth graders are actively taking part in the MLTI RiceBowl Challenge, with the goal of beating world hunger. Each student has an account through Freerice, the world's only online game that allows you to raise rice for the hungry while you learn. For every correct answer you choose, 10 grains of rice are donated to the World Food Programme to help in the fight against global hunger.

In less than a week, the Shapleigh School has contributed nearly 40,000 grains of rice! Ryan Stuart leads all students with 8,130 grains of rice earned (as of Tuesday morning), while Cassidy Glenn is second overall (and tops among seventh graders) with 3,820 grain of rice contributed. Mr. Pirkl's homeroom leads the eighth grade class with 20,010 grain of rice earned, while Mrs. Gagnon's homeroom paces the seventh grade class with 7,450 grain of rice contributed.

The two-week challenge ends on Wednesday, February 6, which coincides with Digital Learning Day.

Anybody (not just students) can create an account through and make a difference. For more information on the Maine Learning Technology Initiative RiceBowl Challenge, visit