The Fifth Annual NNE Seaperch Challenge was held on April 9th, 2016 at the Bath Area YMCA in Bath Maine, 18 teams competed from 10 area High and Middle schools. The Challenge consisted of a poster competition, obstacle course, an underwater arcade, and this year’s national challenge ORBS. This year’s high school 1st Place team was the “Horseshoe Crabs” from Mount Ararat HS , Topsham Maine, and the Middle school best overall went to “Sea 2 Urchins” team from the Friends School, Portland Maine. Mt. Ararat High and King Middle schools will be represented the NNE region in this year’s Seaperch National Challenge to be held at Louisiana State University on 21 May.
Other awards included: High School 1st Place Overall Mt Ararat Horseshoe Crabs
2nd Place Overall MSSM Emperor Penguins
3rd Place Overall MSSM King Penguins
Middle School 1st Place Overall Friends School Sea 2 Urchins
2nd Place Overall Edgecomb Eddy Archimedes Kids
3rd Place Overall Herring Gut Vengeance
This Event would not have be successful without an outstanding group of volunteers from the members of ASNE NNE section, DDG-1000 Zumwalt crew, Alion Science and Technology, BIW, SUPSHIP Bath, and Mid Coast Health . Coordinators for the event were Tom Weiss, from SUPERVISOR of Shipbuilding Bath and David Marcello from Alion Science and Technology Bath. Special thanks goes to one of our financial sponsors, the “Jacobs Family Foundation” whose generous donation help fund the event and provided some additional funding for teams to travel to the National Challenge.
The students had a challenging as well as enjoyable time, some of the comments received from the schools included:
“Thank you so much for Saturday. Fun day and the kids learned a lot. “(Friends School) ; “ My students and I had a wonderful time. Thank you and all of your colleagues for hosting a great event”(MSSM). . “ It was a pleasure as always. There is no other program that has so much content as this one for kids. All the way home the boys talked about their machines and how they would change their designs for next year.
We could do this or we could do that was all I heard.” (Herring Gut School).
To view photos of the event, click here.