First Group Of Winners In LAPS Superintendent’s Project Challenge Announced

Got no Rolls (1)

The Rodriguez brothers, D’Marcus, Nate and Dominic, students at Aspen Elementary School, were named winners in the Group category of the Superintendent’s Project Challenge for their project, “Got No Rolls”. Student projects may be viewed at Courtesy LAPS

The first group of winners in the Superintendent’s Project Challenge have been announced by the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation. Forty-nine entries were submitted in the first round.

“The projects submitted by our students are incredible,” said LAPSF Executive Director Jennifer McCumber. “The committee was amazed by the creativity and imagination shown in every submission.”

Winners are:

Category 1 (Kindergarten, First, Second and Third Grade)
McKinley Hanson, “Braiding Bread”
Mary Beth Kelsey, “Easter Cheer to the Elderly”

 Category 2 (Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Grade)
Penelope Barry-Hoffman, “Social Dissonance Concert”
Anya Seet, “I’m Alone”
Tate Plohr, “Bach Invention”

Category 3 (Middle School)
Luke Finstad, “Wind Turbine”

Category 4 (High School)
Brooklynn Scott, “Glow in the Snow Hooping”
Robyn Scully, “Queen of the Covid Wasteland”
Madelyn Crotzer, “Coronavirus Pastime Coding Projects”

 Category 5 (Group)
Rodriguez brothers (D’Marcus, Nate and Dominic), “Got No Rolls”

Winners in the Elementary categories will receive $50 each and the winners from the middle school and high school will each receive $100. The group category is awarded $200. The next group of winners will be announced on May 1st. 

Go to to view student projects.

The Superintendent’s Project Challenge is an opportunity for LAPS students to submit projects online that have been created during the school closure and represent innovative learning. For more information go to