Chapel Hill-Carrboro students excel at STEM competition

July 7, 2013 

Several students from Chapel Hill-Carrboro schools placed in the N.C. Technology Student Association state conference this year.

More than 1,200 students from around the state competed at the state conference in events that tested their mettle in all four STEM skills – science, technology, engineering and math.

Here are the local students who were honored, listed by school:

Chapel Hill High School

Animatronics, first place: Nikita Ermoshkin, Soren Rademacher and Caleb Roenigk

On-Demand Video, first place: Caleb Roenigk, Bryanna Chazotte, Nikita Ermoshkin and Soren Rademacher

Systems Control Technology, second place: Nikita Ermoshkin, Soren Rademacher, and Caleb Roenigk

McDougle Middle School

Challenging Technology Issues, first place: Noam Gumerman and Kyle Halstater

Flight Challenge, first place: David Cardenas-Silva

NCTSA Pin Design, first place: Jillian Breithaupt and Jacob Meredith-Andrews

Structural Engineering, first place: P olina Ermoshkina and Tim Childers

Transportation Systems, first place: Polina Ermoshkina

Digital Photography, second place: Max Kurzman

Leadership Strategies, second place: Jillian Breithaupt, Taylor Casteven and Polina Ermoshkina

Problem Solving, second place: Jose Smokowski and Jacob Meredith-Andrews

Dragster Design, second place: Jillian Breithaupt; third place: Tim Childers

Electrical Applications, third place: Max Kurzman

Phillips Middle School

Leadership Strategies, first place: Itai Rivkin-Fish, Ben Meadows and Jack Wright

Technical Design, first place: Jaiden Ashford; second place: Jack Felgenhauer

Video Game Design, first place: Itai Rivkin-Fish, Ben Meadows and Jack Wright

Communication Challenge, second place: Lydia Treml

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