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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

Photo Caption: 11th -12th Grade Varsity winners Wheeling Park High School Team A (seated left to right) Sydney Moffett; Kasey Freshwater; Lydia Russell; Miriam Demasi; (Standing left to right) Coach Pat Durkin; Nick Nestor; Zach Kovalski; Thomas Nagy; and William Sellers.

Photo Caption: 11th -12th Grade Varsity winners Wheeling Park High School Team A (seated left to right) Sydney Moffett; Kasey Freshwater; Lydia Russell; Miriam Demasi; (Standing left to right) Coach Pat Durkin; Nick Nestor; Zach Kovalski; Thomas Nagy; and William Sellers.

 

St. Clairsville, OH (February 26, 2016) — More than 200 students from eight local high schools competed in the 2016 Tests of  Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Science (TEAMS) regional competition at Belmont College on Friday, February 26 in St. Clairsville, Ohio. The event was presented by XTO Energy.

 

Students from the following high schools participated: Barnesville, Bridgeport, Buckeye Local, Parkersburg, Parkersburg South, Shadyside, St. Clairsville, and Wheeling Park.

 

This event is sponsored nationally by the non-profit Technology Student Association (TSA). The TEAMS competition involves a three-hour written exam where 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 may 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:

 

9th -10th Grade Junior Varsity:

 

  • First place: Wheeling Park High School Team A – Morgan Glass; Allison Holmstrand; Abby Jones; Ashley Linder; George Moness; Paushaly Sau; Emily Tork; Fiona Zhang. 

 

  • Second place: Parkersburg High School Team B – Andrew Gnegy; Murad Hamirani; Bailey Lancaster; Chase Mayo; Greg Potts; Isaac Prine; Wyatt Strobl; Ethan Weaver; coached by Lisa Berry.

 

  • Third place: St. Clairsville High School – Audrey Brahler; Haley Fletcher; Madison Gillotte; Matthew Greenwood; Kyle Hendershot; Shelby Myers; Natalie Planey; Gabrielle Semancik; coached by Heidi Magnone.

 

11th -12th Grade Varsity:

 

  • First place: Wheeling Park High School Team A – Miriam Demasi; Kasey Freshwater; Zach Kovalski; Sydney Moffett; Thomas Nagy; Nick Nestor; Lydia Russell; William Sellers; coached by Pat Durkin.

 

  • Second place: Parkersburg High School – Zachary Cafego; Tyler Holbert; Joel Larsen; Shelsea Lemming; Trenton McGary; Andrew Mommessin; Molly Powney; Jerry Wang; coached by Lisa Berry.

 

  • Third place: Shadyside High School Team A – Justin Bowers; Bailey Chaplin; Brenden Duncan; Karly Klug; Devin Nelson; Julian Runyon; Colby Sherwood; Ashley Visnic; coached by Vince Thornberg.

 

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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