Calvert Schools win at State MESA competition

Four Calvert County teams won awards at the Maryland Mathematics, Engineering, and Science Achievement (MESA) competition. St. Leonard Elementary, Southern Middle, Calvert High, and Northern High all placed in their respective events.

Dr. Daniel D. Curry, Superintendent, said, “The MESA Competition is an outstanding opportunity to show what outstanding students and teachers we have here in Calvert County.”

The winners are:

Elementary Award
St. Leonard 2nd Place Scratch
St. Leonard 3rd Place Storybook Theme Park Ride
Middle School Award
Southern Middle 2nd Place Bridge
High School Award
Calvert High School 2nd Place Bridge
Calvert High School 3rd Place Cyber Robot
Northern High School 3rd Place National Engineering Design Challenge

 

Maryland MESA is a grade 3-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics initiative targeting students who are traditionally underrepresented in these fields, specifically minority and female students. Through participation in Maryland MESA, students develop academic and leadership skills, improve their academic performance, and gain confidence in their ability to compete professionally.

MESA participants are judged in four categories:

Elementary – Scratch, Effective Communications, Storybook Theme Park, and Wood Bridge;

Middle – Alice, Hovercraft, Wood Bridge, and National Engineering Design Challenge; and

High – Cyber Robot, Battleball Robot, Wood Bridge, and National Engineering Design Challenge.