I would like to congratulate Mrs. Ranade and her SECME team, “Awesome cats” - Teri Brown, Charlotte Griffith and Morgan Wesley, for receiving top placements in the SECME Engineering competition at UF last Saturday.
First place – Recycling Contest
First place – Bottle Rocket Design
First place – Math Contest individual (Charlotte Griffith)
Second place – Math Contest individual (Teri Brown)
Third place – Best Team
Third place – Banner Design
Dr. Baslanti, Principal
From Mrs. Ranade, Science Teacher and SECME Coach:
SECME competition, sponsored by the Tau Beta pi engineering society, was held on Saturday, March 24th on UF Campus. SECME combines Science, Engineering and Math concepts to encourage students to design and build projects. Our school team, called ‘Awesome cats’ did a fabulous job at the competition. The team included Teri Brown, Charlotte Griffith and Morgan Wesley who worked hard at engineering the devices for Saturday’s competition. They had to design a device made out of recycled materials and demonstrate its use. They made 2 devices – a raft built out of various bottles and a foam board that could hold 25 pounds as well as a water/wind mill that used wind power to move water. They also built a mousetrap car and a bottle rocket along with accurate engineering drawings for both. On Saturday, there was an additional cerebral challenge – a Science quiz and a Math test. Another popular event was the Surprise design contest, wherein they are given a set of materials and asked to create something. For this year’s event, they had to build a structure made out of toothpicks and gummy drops, that could hold the maximum weight. I would like to congratulate my students for their great accomplishment.