Two teams from Walnut Hills High School’s Junior Engineering & Technical Society (JETS) placed highly — 2nd and 5th place — at the Technology Student Association’s Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Science National Engineering Competition, recently held in National Harbor, Maryland.
The 16 students — some recent grads, others headed for the home stretch of their high school careers — built upon their success at the regional and state competitions this past winter, dividing into two teams of eight to compete against other top schools in the country and world.
Adding to their outstanding overall performance, the teams won 2nd and 4th place in the Digital Media category, 2nd place in Engineering Computations and 10th place in the Design & Build category.
JETS Team members who competed nationally in June include captains Jack Garry and Sushruth Manchineella, as well as their fellow graduates from the class of 2019: Isabelle Brandicourt, Griffin Goodall, Patrick LaRosa, Brendan Li and Zoe Noble. They were joined by incoming seniors Shea Britt, Rowan Chatterjee, Matthew Menendez-Aponte, Neil Ott, Mohit Pinninti, Alma Russell, Alan Zhang and incoming juniors Shubhra Mishra and Andrew Ying.
JETS, open to 10th through 12th graders, is a competitive engineering academic team, coached by teacher Laurie Cotton — an alumna of Walnut Hills and JETS, herself. Team members benefit from real world experiences in engineering by researching current problems and designing solutions. In doing so, they develop their build skills; practice engineering computations both individually and as a team; and present solutions and designs in written, visual, oral and digital media forms.
Keep up with the great things happening at Walnut Hills High School, as well as its JETS team, at walnuthillseagles.com.