DAYTON — A group of Carroll High School seniors won a state-wide competition that tests students’ aptitude in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education topics.
The team of Hannah Ritter, Danny Barbaro, Jim Zedaker, Evie McLaughlin, Ignatius Brossart, Rachel Ollier, Elise Paietta and David Austria beat 91 other teams in Ohio and are eligible compete in the national level of competition this summer. Carroll is the only team in the Dayton area to rank in the top 25 scores. The students participated in the Tests of Engineering Aptitude Mathematics, and Science (TEAMS) state level competition at Ohio Northern University on March 3 where they scored second at the site in the multiple choice portion of the competition. The design challenge and essay portions of the competition were judged offsite, and boosted the group’s score to the highest in Ohio.
The TEAMS competition is recognized by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, designating the contest as one of the premier STEM competition for secondary and high schools throughout the country.
“We have tremendous students at Carroll and have always prided ourselves in delivering the highest quality STEM education,” Carroll Principal Matt Sableski said. “This accomplishment is the result of hard work from the students and excellent foundation laid by our faculty. We are incredibly proud of these students and their teachers for this accomplishment”
Preparations for the competition began in January with students researching STEM topics individually and meeting as a team to plan and discuss an approach to the different aspects of the exam. The national level competition will take place June 28-July 2 at the National Technology Student Association Conference at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Tenn.