Three Channing Hall student teams won first place at the 2014-15 eCYBERMISSION science fair competition.
Each of the nine students will receive a $1,000 savings bond and advance to represent the west region with an all-expense paid trip to the national competition June 15-16 in the Washington, D.C. area.
The competition is one of several science, technology, engineering and mathematics initiatives offered by the U.S. Army Educational Outreach Program designed to inspire middle school student interest in developing solutions to real-world problems in their local communities.
The region’s winning sixth-grade team, mentored by teacher Kyna Prettyman, were Sydney Astle, Avary Farnsworth and Trinity Smith.
The seventh-grade team that won regionals is made up of Katelyn Cline, Hope Lundberg and Laulea Tavake.
The eighth-grade regional winning team is Megan Astle, Jason Harmon and Katie Reading. Both the seventh- and eighth-grade students are taught by Rebecca Kern.
All these teams won first place at the state contest, repeating state titles for the seventh and eighth grades for the school. Channing Hall students also swept second place in the sixth, seventh and eighth grades.
At the state level, each student on the first place received $1,000 savings bonds and second-place finishers each received $500 savings bonds.
The second-place team in the state for sixth grade included Alora Gordon, Aly Milford and Manee Willey.
Taking second place in seventh grade was the team of Sophia Goodwin, Laycee Williams and Tricia Tanner.
The eighth-grade second-place finishers are Carson Becker, Matthew Geerlings, Lane Harris and Collin Willey.
The U.S. Army’s eCYBERMISSION sponsored the 13th annual eCYBERMISSION program, a free online learning competition designed to cultivate student interest in science, technology, engineering and math by encouraging students in grades six through nine to develop solutions to real-world challenges in their local communities in the following areas: alternative sources of energy; the environment; food, health and fitness; force and motion; national security and safety; robotics; and technology.