Humanities ArcGIS Recognition

Clara Brownell Middle School Students Participate in ArcGIS Online State Competition 

Clara Brownell Middle School made history in Oregon as being the first Oregon school to participate in the ArcGIS mapping competition through ESRI. Students from Meagan Selis’s Humanities class were the first who competed in this online competition and had five finalists for the state of Oregon. 

The ArcGIS competition is an online competition where students research a topic and use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to present data and tell a story. Students were able to compete in teams of one or two students. Teams researched an important Oregon topic of their choice, compiled data, and learned to present data in a brand new software, all in a three-month time period.  

The five finalists chosen were awarded $100 for having the top projects on May 26th, 2022. As a result of being the first Oregon school to participate, of the top finalists, one team was chosen to go to the national competition. The team chosen to move on to the national competition was Geneses Escalante and Cindy Oseguera Gonzalez, with their project, Immigration from Mexico to Oregon

Finalists and their projects are listed below. 

Finalist Projects: 

Serenity Viesca: Mental Health Access in Oregon

Zander Wall: Dollar General

Genesis Arellano: Women's Health Clinics in Oregon

Geneses Escalante & Cindy Oseguera Gonzalez: Immigration from Mexico to Oregon

Alexia Martinez & Olive Enkey: Crime Rates/Dropout Totals in Oregon