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Aspiring Engineers Test Their Skills at Annual Belmont College TEAMS Competition


St. Clairsville, OH (March 8, 2013) – More than 150 students from eight local high schools competed in the 2013 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 College competition include:

Wheeling Park High School Team A took 9th & 10th level first place at Belmont College's 2013 TEAMS competition.

9th -10th Grade Junior Varsity:

• First place: Wheeling Park High School Team A: Dempsey Diegmiller; Cristin Dolan; Paige Durkin; Mason Lee; James Miller; Kayley Miller; Thomas Nagy; coached by Patrick Durkin.

• Second place: Shadyside High School Team A: Sydney Crippen; Laine Fankhauser; Nick Ferrell; Miranda Hall; Scott Hammond; Eli Henderson; Eric Howell; Zach Vaughn; coached by Vincent Thornburg.

• Third place: Shadyside High School Team B: Justin Bowers; Brenden Duncan; Travis Fulton; Eli Karkowski; Josh McFarland; Devin Nelson; Julian Runyon; John Michael Schuetz; coached by Vincent Thornburg.

Wheeling Park High School Team A took 11th & 12th level first place at Belmont College's 2013 TEAMS competition.

11th -12th Grade Varsity:

• First place: Wheeling Park High School Team A: Rebecca Sellers; Madie Friday; Stan Borrell; Jason Burch; Ian McArcle; Rishi Chandrasekhar; Derek Smith; Jay Coleman; coached by Patrick Durkin.

• Second place: West Muskingum High School Team A: Logan Clark; Daniel Cooper; Anna Gutridge; Ammon Laulusa; Storm Matthews; Nicholas Schumacher; Jennifer Wohlgamuth; coached by Tami Fitzgerald.

• Third place: Buckeye Local High School Team B: Barbara Hendricks; Marisa Herrlein; Tyler Pasco; Rebecca Rector; Ricky Sempkowski; Andrew Westfall; Dylan Williams; Devon Vogelsang; coached by Jeffery Durbin.

Belmont College 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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