Winners announced for PBS NewsHour Extra’s #MyZeitgeist competition

BY newsdesk  December 17, 2013 at 3:15 PM EDT

NewsHour Extra, the NewsHour’s educational resource site, challenged students to create a their own summary of 2013′s most powerful and memorable events, inspired by Google’s annual Zeitgeist year-in-review. We dubbed our contest the #MyZeitgeist competition. Using the digital storytelling tool Meograph, kids of all grade levels from across the country collected news clips, photographs and maps to create a record of which moments affected them the most.

The winning entry, by Heneeya Myrick of St. Paul City School in St. Paul, Minn., reveals that even global events can personally affect those thousands of miles away. Watch Myrick”s entry below:

To see the runners-up in the 2013 #MyZeitgeist competition, check out the contest page on NewsHour Extra.

Students also sent in their impressions of the year’s most meaningful events via Twitter, for KQED’s weekly student social media conversation DoNow. Tell us in the comments which 2013 moments made a lasting impression on you, or join us on Twitter using #MyZeitgeist.