Leonardtown M.S. MESA Team Wins State Competition

LEONARDTOWN, Md. - Leonardtown Middle School's Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) team won the MESA state competition held recently at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab in Laurel, Md.

MESA is a pre-college program designed to prepare students for careers in the fields of math, engineering, and science.

Leonardtown Middle School students competed in six categories to win the state title. They designed and constructed a trebuchet, model bridge, glider, and hovercraft, and competed in effective communications and math competitions.

The Leonardtown Middle School's MESA student members are Jesse Arnold, Katrina Bennett, Nelson Butler, Isabel Cochran, Jenna Cole, Lindsay Dade, Ben Dalmas, Amanda Durst, Brant Engel, Robert Erikson, Spencer Erikson, Donna Herbert, Erica Hobbs, Jackson Holden, Hamad Javaid, Haris Javaid, Brian Kocka, Erin Mallory, Alex Morris, Taylor Nelson, Heidi Reed, Aparna Sajja, Phillip Scassero, Shefali Shah, Tyler Spalding, Claire Weber, and Nicholas Whites.

The students now advance to the national competition to be held at the University of Maryland in June.

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