Local students excel at engineering competition


More than 130 Northeast Florida high school students participated in the 10th Annual Engineering Career Day and competition hosted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in late February.

While the first place award went to a team from Fernandina Beach High School and the second place award went to a team from Yulee High School, two neighborhood schools were among the competition’s top performers. Bishop Kenny High School—whose team included Peter House, Zach McNulty, Michael Barr and Diab Abdulnour— took third place in the competition. Their faculty advisers were Vicki Schmitt and Paulette Gonzalez. The Trinity Christian Academy team took fourth place in the competition. The team included Brent Miles, Bin Jung, Rachaul Keller and Jordan Kennedy. Faculty adviser for the Trinity Christian team was Jim Aenis.

The event’s purpose was to introduce local math- and science-oriented students to engineering as a potential area of study in college and as a professional career. The event was a highlight of National Engineers Week activities in Northeast Florida.

Five participating universities, 20 architecture and engineering firms, Naval Facilities Engineering Command and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers professionals met with students to discuss engineering education and careers.

Morethan 130 Northeast Florida high school students participated in the 10th AnnualEngineering Career Day and competition hosted by the U.S. Army Corps ofEngineers in late February.

Whilethe first place award went to a team from Fernandina Beach High School and thesecond place award went to a team from Yulee High School, two neighborhoodschools were among the competition’s top performers. Bishop Kenny HighSchool—whose team included Peter House, Zach McNulty, Michael Barr and DiabAbdulnour— took third place in the competition. Their faculty advisers wereVicki Schmitt and Paulette Gonzalez. The Trinity Christian Academy team took fourthplace in the competition. The team included Brent Miles, Bin Jung, RachaulKeller and Jordan Kennedy. Faculty adviser for the Trinity Christian team wasJim Aenis.

Theevent’s purpose was to introduce local math- and science-oriented students toengineering as a potential area of study in college and as a professionalcareer. The event was a highlight of National Engineers Week activities inNortheast Florida.

Fiveparticipating universities, 20 architecture and engineering firms, NavalFacilities Engineering Command and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers professionalsmet with students to discuss engineering education and careers.

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