Teams of Clay City and Northview high school students placed among the top schools in Indiana in this year's Junior Engineering Technical Society's (JETS) TEAMS academic competition.
Clay City's "A" varsity team placed second in Division 3 (schools having between 41 and 100 seniors). The school's 30-point score finished behind Fremont and ahead of teams from Bloomfield and North Central.
Northview finished fourth in Division 5 (schools between 101 and 249), ranking behind Edgewood, Concordia Lutheran and Griffith.
Members of Clay City's team were seniors, David Boland, Joel Campbell, Ryan Reagin and Steve Waite; juniors, Andy Huggler and Jared Schlak, and sophomores, Casey Collins and Jake Jackson. The team was coached by teacher Kirsten Snow.
Northview's team consisted of seniors, Trevor Akers, Christina Chrisman, Curtis Ferguson, Amy Robbins, Christopher Short; junior, Mitchell Mershon, and sophomores Jade Gan and Trevor Rials. The coach was Jeff Sayers.
TEAMS challenges the students' abilities to apply elements of physics, math and engineering to solve real-world problems. This year's problems included designing a navigation satellite, investigating characteristics of the welding process and developing a facility to produce large amounts of cheese.
The TEAMS exam was administered in late February at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.