You may have seen pictures of the excitement our students felt at the awards ceremony yesterday at the Northeast Regionals held at ERAU. That ended a very long day of academic and laboratory testing, and competing with machines they built.
Our team of 15 competed in 23 separate events covering a wide variety of areas of science and engineering. We won more medals than ever before and, equally important, we earned the right to advance to the state tournament in March, held in Orlando at the UCF main campus.
My co-coach, the indomitable Dawn Alves, and I are very proud of the dedication, originality, bravery, and skill these great kids demonstrated in preparation for this grueling event. All of them demonstrated the utmost collegiality and supported one another at all times.
Thanks also to Russ Renfro, who volunteered to help judge one of the events.
We couldn’t have done this without all the help we received from many other understanding teachers and parents as well.
Truly a Team event.
--Jim Clements and Dawn Alves