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Eight Pine-Richland Teams Qualify for the National TSA TEAMS Engineering Competition in July

In February, 25 Pine-Richland High School students and 14 Pine-Richland Middle School students participated in the TSA TEAMS engineering competition. This year's team was Engineering and Everyday Devices. The competition challenges student teams to work collaboratively to solve real-world engineering challenges and apply math and science knowledge in practical and creative ways. This one-day, three-part competition included:

  • Design/Build—Teams designed and built a solution to an engineering challenge. Students built working doors for efficient use of cargo and luggage at airports.
  • Multiple Choice—Teams used math and science skills to solve real-world engineering problems.
  • Essay—Teams researched and wrote an in-depth scientific essay. This year’s prompt asked students to plan for bike lanes in a city of their choosing, including planning the safety and logistics of those lanes around current infrastructure.

Four middle school teams, led by Mrs. Kathy Deal, and four high school teams, led by Dr. Cyndi Poole and Mr. Len Caric, earned spots in the national TEAMS competition to be held in Louisville, Kentucky, in July. Students invited to the national competition include:

Pine-Richland Middle School

  • Sonaya Arora
  • Chase Bisti
  • Max Donatelli
  • Soha Garg
  • Ian Hays
  • Ansel Iski
  • Max Kohser
  • Kate Mazefsky
  • Jack Petulla
  • Allie Rishel
  • Kurt Schielke
  • Sailesh Senthil
  • Jesse Thompson
  • Ava Wenzel

Pine-Richland High School

  • Colin Barrett
  • Vincent Bucek  
  • Sean Burk
  • Allen Chen  
  • Giuliana DeRenzo
  • Thomas DeVito  
  • Breanna Franchak  
  • Mateen Hasan
  • Ari Kralios  
  • Nathan Lee  
  • Sreyashi Mondal
  • Brian Ock
  • Eunice Son  
  • Michael Tunder  
  • Ella Yanni