Superintendent's Memo #226-10

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

Department of Education

September 24, 2010

TO: Division Superintendents

FROM: Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: ThinkQuest International Competition 2011

The recently launched ThinkQuest International Competition 2011 challenges students to solve a real-world problem by applying their critical thinking, communication, and technology skills. Participants may enroll in the following events:

Detailed information on the competition and supporting resources may be found at This is a worldwide competition. Last year Virginia had a winning team from Newport News Public Schools.

If you have questions about this project, please contact Jean Weller, educational technology specialist, at (804) 225-2825 or via e-mail at