Support for Mira from the Tucson community, in a Letter to the Editor

After covering Mira's story in a front page article just prior to the season finale of America's Greatest Makers, the Arizona Daily Star followed up with an article entitled "Tucsonan comes up short in TV science contest," announcing that Team HandsON did not win the grand prize. One local reader, Diann Rebo, took issue with this title and wrote a Letter to the Editor in today's paper:

"This accomplishment by one of our own deserves nothing but praise and recognition, but whoever wrote the headline chose to head the article "Tucsonan Comes Up Short in TV Science Contest." ... The contest recognized her accomplishment with a $100,000 prize. The Star's headline recognized only that she and her teammate did not come in first."

Thank you Diann, your support is appreciated!

What's next for Mira and Team HandsON?

Well, we were as disappointed as you that Team HandsON didn't take home the grand prize. America's Greatest Makers was a fantastic experience with a shockingly friendly group of fellow competitors! 

Click below to watch Team HandsON's take-away thoughts on the competition,  filmed right after their final presentation.

 Team HandsON Interview: Cara chats with runners up Team HandsOn about life after America’s Greatest Makers.

Team HandsON Interview: Cara chats with runners up Team HandsOn about life after America’s Greatest Makers.

Front page of the Arizona Daily Star: Tucsonan vies for $1M prize in TV science competition

Tucson is joining in the excitement for the season finale of America's Greatest Makers! Read the article about Mira here.

 

 Mira Frenkel, along with teammate Brendon Villalobos, is competing on the Intel-sponsored design and technology TV show "America's Greatest Makers."

Mira Frenkel, along with teammate Brendon Villalobos, is competing on the Intel-sponsored design and technology TV show "America's Greatest Makers."

 Mira Frenkel of Tucson, working at right, with teammate Brendon Villalobos, is competing for a $1-million prize on "America's Greatest Makers," a TV show about an Intel-sponsored competition to design and build new technology. They built a glove that translates the hand motions of American Sign Language into spoken words.

Mira Frenkel of Tucson, working at right, with teammate Brendon Villalobos, is competing for a $1-million prize on "America's Greatest Makers," a TV show about an Intel-sponsored competition to design and build new technology. They built a glove that translates the hand motions of American Sign Language into spoken words.

 Mira Frenkel of Tucson and teammate Brendon Villalobos won $100,000 on "America's Greatest Makers."

Mira Frenkel of Tucson and teammate Brendon Villalobos won $100,000 on "America's Greatest Makers."