Aspiring Engineers Test Their Skills
at Annual Belmont College TEAMS Competition
Area High School Teams Awarded for their Problem-Solving Skills at Belmont College;
Winners Set to Compete at National Level
St. Clairsville, OH (February 28, 2012) — More than 140 students from eight
local high schools competed in the 2012 Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics,
and Science (TEAMS) competition at Belmont College’s Main Campus in St. Clairsville.
Students from Barnesville, Bridgeport, Buckeye Local, Shadyside, Shenandoah, St.
Clairsville, West Muskingum, and Wheeling Park high schools participated.
This event is sponsored nationally by the non-profit Technology Student Association
(TSA). The TEAMS competition involves a three-hour written exam where high school
students work in groups of six to eight. The students use their math and science
skills to solve real-world engineering challenges in applied science and technology,
including architectural, biomedical, computer technology, fire-protection, mining,
telecommunications, transportation or wireless technologies.
Winners at the regional level will advance to the state level. All schools will
have their Part II tests graded by TSA and can be considered for national recognition
based on their Part I and II scores. National winners will be announced in March.
Regional winners from the Belmont competition include:
9th -10th Grade Junior Varsity:
- First place: Shadyside High School Team A: Toni Andes, Alysha Darrah, Kiana Duncan,
Jake Duvall, Tori Jobe, Robert Newhart, Ryan Pasquino, Zane Thornburg, coached by
- Second place: St. Clairsville High School Team A: Paige Dennis, Danielle DeNoble,
Hayden Fletcher, Summer Gallentine, Jonathan May, Brianna Sowers, Stephanie Watkins,
Kathryn Whinnery, coached by Heidi Magnone.
- Third place: Shadyside Team B: Kayla Bryan, Sydney Crippen, Nick Ferrelli, Scott
Hammond, Eli Henderson, Eric Howell, Zach Vaughn, Savanna Wolegemuth, coached by
Shadyside High School Team A took 9th & 10th level first place at Belmont
College's 2012 TEAMS competition.
11th -12th Grade Varsity:
- First place: Wheeling Park High School Team A: Lee Mendenhall, Roberto Sellers,
Christine Fanning, Nicholas King, Tyler Cooey, Nicholas Barbeau, Brent Bishop,
Rishi Chandrasekhar coached by Patrick Durkin.
- Second place: West Muskingum High School Team A: Coltin Coleman, Amanda Dembski,
Justin Frank, Libby McInturf, Eddie Romito, Megan Short, Hannah Thomas, Brian Weingarth,
coached by Tami Fitzgerald.
- Third place: Shenandoah High School Team A: Etta Ray, Daniel Barr, Paule Jankovic,
Clayton Hrinko, Andrea Vanscyoc, Michaela Warner, Briana Bates, Haley Rossiter coached
by Marvin Feldner.
Wheeling Park High School Team A took 11th & 12th level first place at
Belmont College's 2012 TEAMS competition.
Belmont staff and faculty coordinated the TEAMS event and administered the tests.
TEAMS works to increase interest and awareness of engineering and technology-based
careers with student competitions, assessment tools, career guidance resources,
and more, along with resource materials for parents and counselors. TEAMS programs
excite high school students about careers in engineering and related technical fields
and help them understand the critical role engineers play in the world around us.
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