Southern Door and Washington Island high school students have kicked off a month-long game of Creator’s Clue: a challenge to help them learn more about manufacturing and their community.
In the game, students receive clues to nine manufacturers and research companies to try to determine the Mystery Manufacturer. Those who figure it out advance to create a promotional piece for the company, which is later judged and entered into a competition to receive cash prizes donated by Renard’s Cheese and Therma-Tron-X.
The game, created by the Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC), is designed to get students engaged in the manufacturing sector; help them learn about products, companies and careers within them; and develop research, human-resources, speaking and presentation skills.
This is the second game DCEDC has offered this fall. In October, sixth-grade students received Fun Fact Trading Cards – designed by DCEDC and sponsored by Therma-Tron-X – to help students learn about the companies on the cards. A new card deck will be created each year to provide more fun facts about the county’s manufacturers.
All schools participated in the trading-cards activity, but only two high schools chose to participate in Creator’s Clue. Students who have not had the opportunity to play Creator’s Clue may email Julie Schmelzer at [email protected] to obtain a clue sheet.