TERRE HAUTE -- Competing in the Junior Engineering Technical Society (JETS) Division 3 contest at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology recently, the Clay City 11-12 grade level squad placed fifth overall.
North Central High School (Farmersburg) won the Division, while Westview was second. Kouts placed third and Riverton Parke came in fourth.
The average level score among teams statewide was a 43, with Zionsville scoring a 72 for the best in the state. Zionsville competed in Division 7, where the average division score was 48.
In Division 3, the average division score was a 31.
Northview had three teams competing in Division 7. The NHS B team placed 12th overall, with the A team placing 17th. The C team also finished 19th.
Clay City's 9-10 grade level squad captured the top score in Division 3 this year.
Riverton Parke placed second in the division, where the average score was 25.
The average score in the grade level statewide was a 35.
There were a total of 50 Indiana teams competing in the contest, including 14 at the 9-10 grade level, and 36 at the 11-12 grade level.
The Clay City teams are coached by Scott Stucky.
Members of the 11-12 grade level team include senior Hannah Walton and juniors Caroline Beyers, Mandy Ingram, Allie Prindiville, Caleb Randall, Sean Sinders and Lindsay Vencel.
Members of the 9-10 grade level team include sophomores Kendall Fowler, Ali Souder and Kole Smith, along with freshmen Luke Hostetler, Lauren Lopez and Grant Prindiville.
The Northview teams are coached by Kirsten Snow.
In addition, there were 60 teams from Illinois involved in the competition.
National rankings are expected to be released later this month.