Borough President Vito Fossella Congratulates Winners Of Minecraft Education Battle Of The Boroughs Challenge
Borough President Vito Fossella congratulated the students of P.S. 58 who won the junior Mayor’s Cup trophy in the Minecraft Education Battle of the Boroughs Challenge earlier this month.
Mia Chung, Queenie Gao, Layla Leitner, Olivia Sopeltseva and Katherine Wong are members of the Girls Who Code Club at P.S. 58. In May, the team won the qualifying boroughwide round of the Minecraft Education Challenge at Wagner College to advance to the finals at the Intrepid Museum.
“You have made Staten Island proud, you have made your families proud and you have made your teachers proud,” said Borough President Fossella as he welcomed the students into his office at Borough Hall this morning.
The Minecraft Education Challenge asked students to build "a safe, connected, resilient, and sustainable borough that moves NYC forward without leaving anyone behind." Tottenville High School had also won the boroughwide challenge for the grade 6-12 division to advance to the citywide finals.
Olivia said she had her fingers crossed behind her back as the winners were announced.
“When they said Staten Island, I jumped out of my chair,” she said.