Show Us a Slice of Your Life! – Announcing the Video Contest Winner

Slice of Your LifeCongratulations to Addie Ratcliff from the University of Indianapolis, as the winner of MindTap’s “Show us a Slice of Your Life” video contest. Our friends at MindTap challenged you to make a video showing what makes you a unique learner while peeling an orange in a creative way, and the response was incredible. Out of more than 300 video entries, six videos were chosen as finalists, and online voting took place in early May to choose the final winners. Over 5,000 votes were cast and Addie’s video was voted as the favorite. Addie, creator of the “Peel of the Day” project showed us how she creates inspirational messages out of orange peels and leaves them around campus for people to see. It seems everyone was inspired by her unique learning style, “to truly learn, means not giving up when the learning gets difficult”. She will receive a $2500 scholarship to reward her efforts.

The runner-up, who receives a $500 scholarship, is Will Donovan of North Greenville University. Will crafts an orange out of ceramic while showing us how clay ignited his passion for learning.

Because of the number of quality entries received, a “Viewer’s Choice” category was added to showcase even more videos. Moriah Kirkpatrick of Lincoln Christian University, won that category with her portrayal of her four-step learning process while juggling and peeling. Moriah, along with the four other finalists, David Blanchard, Brad Nelson, Tommy Carroll, and Sean Kai Raffety, will each be awarded a $250 American Express gift card.

Thanks to everyone who participated by making a videos or voting!  To view the winning videos, visit:

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