Winners of MARVEL'S THOR: THE DARK WORLD Ultimate Mentor Adventure Announced
Disney announced the 10 winners in Marvel's THOR: THE DARK WORLD ULTIMATE MENTOR ADVENTURE, a nationwide STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics contest in conjunction with the November 8th release of the film starring Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman.
Marvel's THOR: THE DARK WORLD ULTIMATE MENTOR ADVENTURE aimed to empower girls 14 years and up, in grades 9 - 12, to embark on a journey to discover their potential and future in the world of STEM. Through the collaborative efforts of Marvel, UL (Underwriters Laboratories), Dolby Laboratories, National Academy of Science, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and Discovery Science Center, girls had the chance to go out into the real world and ask successful women in STEM fields about what they do, how they got where they are, and how others can follow in their footsteps. The process was designed to help students to understand who they are, and why learning from mentors can impact their futures.
A panel of judges from UL (Underwriters Laboratories) and National Academy of Science had the difficult task of selecting 10 winners out of hundreds of entries from all over the country.
Following are the 10 winners and where they are from, age, grade and school:
· Abigail Clark, Cincinnati, Ohio, age 15 in 10th grade at The Seven Hills School
· Andrea Polis, Plymouth, Minn., age18 in 12th grade at Wayzata High School
· Anoushka Bose, San Diego, Calif., age 15 in 10th grade, home schooled
· Ashley Smith, Flemington, N.J., age 15 in 10th grade at Hunterdon Central Regional High School
· Aurora Hake, Lakewood, Wash., age 14 in 9th grade at Annie Wright School
· Dina Benayad-Cherif, Lexington, Mass., age 17 in 12th grade at Lexington High School
· Jerrica Li, Longmeadow, Mass., age 15 in 10th grade at Longmeadow High School
· Jordan Taylor, Fairview, Tenn., age 16 in 11th grade, home schooled
· Rachel Whitman, Canton, Ga., age 17 in 12th grade at Cherokee High School
· Sydney Guillory, Chicago, Ill., age 17 in 12th grade at Whitney M. Young Magnet High School
The winners of Marvel's THOR: THE DARK WORLD ULTIMATE MENTOR ADVENTURE will be coming to Southern California for a week provided by UL (Underwriters Laboratories), Dolby Laboratories, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and Discovery Science Center. The Ultimate Mentor Adventure will allow the girls to meet some of the most incredible women in science, conduct interviews, participate in experiments, take part in interactive events and go behind-the-scenes where the general public is not normally invited - all while having their adventure filmed. On Friday, November 8th, the winners will conclude their excursion and be recognized at the Premiere Screening of their Ultimate Mentor Adventure documentary short. The video short will be shown at the El Capitan Theatre prior to a screening of Marvel's THOR: THE DARK WORLD in Dolby Atmos on opening day.
To see these extraordinary winners please visit: http://dep.disney.go.com/ultimatementoradventure/videos.php
About the Movie
Marvel's "Thor: The Dark World" continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel's "Thor" and "Marvel's The Avengers," Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos...but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. To defeat an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor sets upon his most dangerous and personal journey yet, forced into an alliance with the treacherous Loki to save not only his people and those he loves...but our universe itself.
Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano and Jaimie Alexander with Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Marvel's "Thor: The Dark World" is directed by Alan Taylor, produced by Kevin Feige, p.g.a., from a story by Don Payne and Robert Rodat and screenplay by Christopher L. Yost and Christopher Markus &
Stephen McFeely, and is based on Marvel's classic Super Hero Thor, who first appeared in the comic book "Journey into Mystery " #83 in August, 1962.
"Thor: The Dark World" is presented by Marvel Studios. The executive producers are Louis D'Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Craig Kyle, Alan Fine, Nigel Gostelow and Stan Lee. The film releasesNovember 8, 2013, and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
About Marvel Entertainment:
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit marvel.com.
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