Providence Day School’s Team Charger 9 eCybermission team recently won the eCybermission Southeast Regional Competition.
Sponsored by the U.S. Army, the Web-based science, technology, engineering and mathematics competition is for students, sixth through ninth grades, that confers regional and global awards. Teams design and implement a project using a scientific procedure to solve problems in their community.
Team Charger 9, made up of all ninth-graders – Alex Heintze, Matthew Howard and Christian Ortiz – engineered a device, called Fresh Fruit Longer, that would remove moisture from a standard household refrigerator in order to increase the shelf life of fresh, non-organically grown produce.
Each student from the team received a $2,000 savings bond and an all-expense-paid trip to the national competition in Washington, D.C., where they will compete against three other teams. The national competition will be held the week of June 18.
Two other teams from the school placed in the eCybermission State Competition, held last month. The sixth-grade team took first place in the state and was top four of the Southeast region, each taking home a $1,000 savings bond. The group is comprised of Alex Constantine, Clare Landis and Harrison Singer.
The school’s seventh-grade team, Abbie Cochell, Katherine Holway and Haley Ritchie, took second place in the state competition, each winning a $500 savings bond.
The Charlotte Latin School Musical Microbes eCybermission team – Wilson Salisbury, Gabrielle Smith, Reilly Shea and Olivia Sprow – won first place in the eighth-grade division of the state competition, each receiving a $500 check.