By Taylor Morano
On Wednesday, March 5, Junior Megan Awad, Ashley Grooms, Olivia Hess,Leigha Kraemer, Carly Niehauser, Phuang Phan, Elizabeth Stagge, and Brooke Zentmeyer will be going to the Annual Jets Competition at the University of Cincinnati. This competition is UC’s way of celebrating National Engineers Week when 600 high school students from around Ohio and Kentucky participate in the “Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science.” The competition takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and is the largest TEAMS competition in the nation. TEAMS is an academic program and competition that introduces high school students to the world of engineering.
Each year more than 20,000 top high school students participate in this competition throughout the country. During this competition students learn how the math and science concepts they have learned are applied to real world problems. In this competition, teams of four to eight students compete in an open book, open note, open discussion that requires a lot of critical thinking. Junior Brooke Zentmeyer says, “I think the JETS competition is going to be a challenging but exciting experience. I’m a little bit nervous as math is not my strongest subject but, I think the opportunity is going to benefit me.” At the end of the day around 2:00 p.m. awards will be presented and the Saints are hoping that all their hard work will pay off.