Summary: Thursday, October 6, 2022 – At Mountain View, the core area of Silicon Valley, Mountain View Academy student Daisy Lan launched a series of NFTs designed with the school logo of Mountain View Academy, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of MVA. This NFT project has already been launched on Opensea, and will be ...
Thursday, October 6, 2022 – At Mountain View, the core area of Silicon Valley, Mountain View Academy student Daisy Lan launched a series of NFTs designed with the school logo of Mountain View Academy, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of MVA. This NFT project has already been launched on Opensea, and will be dedicated to supporting Ukrainian students displaced by the war. Mountain View Academy is very supportive of this project, making it the first project in the United States or even the world to authorize the school badge as an NFT.
(the Aid for Students in Ukraine series is on sale on Opensea https://opensea.io/collection/mountain-view-academy-nft-club-fundraising)
Influenced by the general atmosphere at Silicon Valley and the recent blockchain conferences, Daisy believes in the possibilities the metaverse and Web 3 world are creating through the world of NFTs. She believes that the NFT and the technology it was built on is able to make the world a more accessible place. Bitpush got the exclusive chance to have an interview with Lan, and below is the script of the interview:
Bitpush: Would you mind briefly introducing your project?
Lan: The MVA NFT Project aims to support students in Ukraine by offering NFT/DigitalArt for charity purposes. The NFTs are unique symbols of Mountain ViewAcademy and all proceeds go to support displaced Ukrainian students.
Bitpush: Why do you want to do this project in the first place?
Lan: Part of being an American and part of being an MVA Mustang is about community impact. I saw this as a proactive way to support and also open up more discussions about what is possible when we work together to serve others.
Bitpush: How did you organize this project? Is there a club?
Lan: The MVA NFT Club was proposed to MVA academy as a way to facilitate service for the project, and also as a way to invite the entire student body and community to participate.
Bitpush: Who created those art pieces? And who put them online and on-chain?
Lan: The art was created by an anonymous (they would like to stay anonymous) engineer. They were created as true NFTs as opposed to just digital art - so they are unique and on-chain through the way they have been built. The NFT Club learned how to build the NFTs as well as offer them online.
Bitpush: Did you have any difficulties? How did you address them?
Lan: There are always difficulties but this was a particularly unique challenge. First, many people still do not understand exactly what an NFT is and so some basic education is required. In addition, there are always hurdles whenever you are trying to organize something that is different or new. But these challenges have proven to be worthwhile - as more people have seen the way we can make an impact, even as high school students preparing for college. Our focus has been ensuring we educate ourselves as well as seeking advice from people in the blockchain industry and with NFT experience. It was also a fun challenge to be able to decide, create, design, and pour our passions into all of the other aspects of the project.
(Lan’s cover picture of the NFT series)
Lan explains, "I took the opportunity in California to access some of the world's best educators and learn first-hand how blockchain technology is impacting us and the potential it has on the future of the world. I hope to further pursue these topics in my college career." She has completed multiple certification courses in Blockchain Technology and Web 3 applications, from institutions like Princeton and MIT. She will graduate this year, and is working hard to get into a college where she can fulfill her academic ambitions, while continuing to be a positive influence in the community.
Bitpush previously reported that in March, Anthony Yang, a high school student in New Jersey, USA, released the NFT series of "NFTforPeace" on the situation in Ukraine. This is an NFT charity project he initiated through the non-profit encryption charity CryptoForEducation.org. There are currently 1,500 individual NFTs online. Each NFT is randomly combined with various patterns representing peace, aiming to deliver peace to the world and oppose war.
Tags: High School,MVA,NFT,Ukraine
Link: An Interview with Daisy Lan: How Do High School Students Use NFT to Change the World [Copy]