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Clay City H.S. wins top honors in Rose-Hulman engineering contest

Monday, March 27, 2006

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Clay City's varsity team placed first in its enrollment division of this year's Wabash Valley JETS TEAMS academic competition at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Members of the team were (front row, left to right) Brooklyn Wellman, Whitney Ames, Adam Schroer and Adviser Kristen Snow. In the back row (left to right) are Joel Farmer, Rebecca Seymour, Sabrina Liechty, Cole Schroer and Derek Liechty.

Clay City High School students once again showcased their academic skills by sweeping top honors in their enrollment division of this year's Wabash Valley Regional Junior Engineering Technical Society's TEAMS contest at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

Clay City's varsity team had 33 correct answers (out of 80 questions) on the three-hour test, taken by 19 teams from 10 high schools in Indiana and Illinois. The team competes with schools having senior enrollments between 51 and 150 students.

This marks the sixth straight year that Clay City has won its enrollment division in the contest.

Clay City's junior varsity team placed fourth in its division.

Members of Clay City's team were seniors Sabrina Liechty and Cole Schroer; juniors Joel Farmer, Derek Liechty, Adam Schroer, Rebecca Seymour and Brooklyn Wellman; and sophomore Whitney Ames.

Members of the junior varsity team were sophomores Ashley Alexander, Sarah Conklin, Tessy Hoag, Kara Kilrain, Erica Kimmel, Andrew Nicoson, Dale Stoops and Kayla Withrow.

Clay City's JETS adviser is teacher Kirsten Snow.

The TEAMS contest challenges the students' abilities to apply elements of physics, math and engineering to solve real-world problems. This year's problems included designing a new ice cream plant, examining alternative energy sources and assisting NASA in construction of a new space power testing facility.

Clay City's varsity team is now eligible for state honors.

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