Reitz, Cynthia Heights qualify for State SeaPerch competition | Schools
Reitz High School and Cynthia Heights Elementary School both qualified to compete at the State SeaPerch Competition scheduled for Saturday, April 6, in Dubois County. (An exact location is yet to be announced.) The two schools are among 64 teams that competed at the regional event earlier this month, and two of only 16 teams from both divisions from Southern Indiana to advance to the state level.
SeaPerch is an innovative underwater robotics program that trains teachers to teach their students how to build an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) in an in-school or out-of-school setting. Students build the ROV from a kit comprised of low-cost, easily accessible parts, following a curriculum that teaches basic engineering and science concepts with a marine engineering theme.
Reitz’s team is composed of freshmen Howard Yeh, senior Keith Mitchell and senior Bryan Mitchell. Students in Cynthia Heights’ team are Chesney Kosor and Reese Wines. In addition, two other teams from Cynthia Heights placed at the regional competitions, including placing first and second in the Sprint competition. A team from Delaware Elementary School placed fourth.
Winners of the state competition will be able to participate in the national event in Indianapolis this May. Last year a team from Scott Elementary School won first place in the middle school obstacle course event in Manassas, Virginia.