By The STEM Read Staff
Congratulations to our Quarantine Costume Contestants! The STEM Read team had a blast seeing all of the quirky and creative entries! We had our favorites, but the ultimate decision came down to Lex Hrabe and Thomas Voorhies, writing team Lex Thomas, whose book Quarantine: The Loners inspired the competition.
Here’s their message:
Thanks to everyone who submitted their Quarantine-inspired costume pics. It’s good to know that a real-life quarantine can’t crush creativity! Congrats to Crystal, who combined three elements to make a seriously impressive costume: 1) Character backstory 2) Functionality 3) Visual pop! We wouldn’t want to tangle with that dual-purpose cutlery. Between protective padding, battle scars, and that rad bike, we totally believed that Crystal could hold her own in McKinley High. Well done!
-Lex and Tom
The Winner: Crystal H.
Crystal will receive e-books of the complete Quarantine Series (Quarantine: The Loners, Quarantine: The Saints, Quarantine: The Burnouts, and Quarantine: The Giant), generously provided by Lerner Publishing Group.
Because of their cleverness and ingenuity, we also want to recognize Katherine and Parker as the contest runners-up.
The Runners Up: Katherine and Parker
Even if you missed the Quarantine Costume Contest this time around, you can still hold your own costume design challenge with your class or your friends. The Quarantine Costume Contest activity is part of the STEM Read Canned Goods series: non-perishable e-learning activities teachers can drop into lessons and parents can use to keep kids engaged. Look for the Canned Goods posts to find quick, fun, stemtastic activities that adhere to state standards.
Thanks again to our friends Lex Thomas and Lerner Publishing Group!