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Carly Flanders took a selfie with Minto (N.D.) Public School students as they celebrated the $10,000 prize presented to their school. During her student teaching experience, Flanders applied to code.org for the grant funding that is intended to promote and grow computer science in schools.

January 24, 2023

Carly (Boe) Flanders, a December 2022 graduate of Mayville State University, has won $10,000 for her school! Flanders student taught at Minto (N.D.) Public School during the Fall Semester of 2022. Following that experience, she was hired and now is a full-time middle school English and technology teacher at the school. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English Education from Mayville State.

Flanders wrote for the $10,000 grant that was awarded by code.org while she was serving in the role of student teacher at Minto. The purpose of the grant is to promote and grow computer science in schools. Two schools in each state received the grant.

“I am very excited to put the money to use in our new technology classes,” said Flanders.

“Carly is off to a great start in making a difference for students in her career as an educator,” said Mayville State University President Dr. Brian Van Horn. “We are extremely proud of her for being innovative and enthusiastic as a brand new educator in North Dakota. She’s no doubt taken the lessons she learned at Mayville State and applied them to situations where she can make a positive impact.”

Code.org is an education innovation non-profit organization dedicated to the vision that every student in every school has the opportunity to learn computer science as part of their core K-12 education. Code.org is supported by generous donors including Microsoft, Amazon, Google, and others. More than 70 million students and two million teachers use the resources available on code.org.