High school team wins regional STEM competition and advances to states

| February 19, 2019

High School - STEM teamWEB2For the second year in a row, Solanco’s high school STEM team has won the regional tournament in the Pennsylvania Governor’s STEM Competition, and now advances to the state tournament to be held in May.

In the photo are team members Jenna Brown, Gabi Dolan, Tim Fetterman, Jack Hertzler and Patrick Hodgson. “Their winning project was called CLAD: Classroom Lockdown Assistance Device,” Solanco STEM teach coach Caley Roark said. “The CLAD system is a remotely deployable device designed to secure and reinforce classroom doors without putting teachers or students in harm’s way. Solanco High School Resource Officer Dilworth served as a community partner and provided expert advice in its creation.”

Solanco has competed in the Pennsylvania Governor’s STEM competition for two years, and has won the regional contest both years! “The competition challenges teams from across the state to improve Pennsylvania through science, technology, engineering and math,” Roark said.

Last year’s team developed a spinal protection system for athletes and it earned a People’s Choice award at the state competition for a device most likely to lead to a medical breakthrough.

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Keith Kaufman is the Director of Community Relations for Solanco School District. 786-5617.

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