Highlands kids score big in U.S. Army technical challenges | Schools
FORT THOMAS, KY (FOX19) - Two teams of Highlands Middle School identified QUEST-Science students won first place in Kentucky at the 2011-12 eCYBERMISSION competition. The teams began the competition in January and submissions were due February 17. They were notified on April 6, that their submissions had won.
Highlands Middle School Grade 6 Team won first place in Kentucky in the “Football Helmet Safety” competition. Members of the team are Grace Morrison, Harrison Traylor and Samantha Lohner.
Highlands Middle School Grade 7 Team won first place in Kentucky in the “Fast Food Nutrition” competition. Members of the team are Joshua Carter, Donnie Adams and Will Nedderman.
eCYBERMISSION is a web-based Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) competition for students in grades six through nine where teams can compete for State, Regional and National Awards while working to solve problems in their community. Sponsored by the U.S. Army, this program is intended to help students remain interested in these subjects by challenging student groups of 3-4 to select a mission challenge, identify a community problem within that challenge, conduct research applying the Scientific Method or Engineering Design Process and report their results.
Students competed in the challenge under the direction of Kathleen Lemmons and Melinda Greenwood, teachers of the gifted and talented for Fort Thomas Independent Schools.
Lemmons said, “The dedication that these students put into the eCYBERMISSION challenge is commendable. These students have proven that they have the motivation and problem solving skills to take their learning to the next level by identifying a community problem, then working hard through research, surveying and experimentation. They are truly a good example for other students and our community!”
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