Sussex Academy of Arts & Sciences in Georgetown sponsored six Grade 6 teams in the national eCybermission competition, sponsored by the National Science Teachers Association. Each team identified a problem in the community and then applied research, experimentation and engineering to try to solve the problem. Students designed and tested creative ways to harness renewable energy, reduce stress and make sports safer.
The team of Madison Rice, Sarah Buoni and McKenna Longo earned second place in Delaware, and team members were each awarded a $500 savings bond. The team of Rishika Patel, Becky Trader and Kathryn Donati earned first place in Delaware, and members were each awarded a $1,000 savings bond. They were also selected as regional finalists, one of the top 16 teams in the country.
Pictured are participants in back (l-r) Rishika Patel, Kathryn Donati, Ethan Ward, Sean Kvilaug, Sarah Buoni, Madison Rice, Jonathan Lee, Jax Polve, Ross Moshier, Cameron Hill, Rebekeh Hitchcock and Kathryn Van Pelt. In front are Becky Trader, Jalen Levenberry, Nick Whaley, McKenna Longo, Grace Scott, Kathleen Yeary, Delaney Smith, Macenzie Hastings and Casey Fisher.