PM students fare well in TEAMS competition

Students in Penn Manor High School’s Junior Engineering Technical Society (JETS) Club were among the top scorers in the recent Tests of Engineering Aptitude in Mathematics and Science (TEAMS) competition at Warwick High School.

The Penn Manor junior varsity JETS team placed second overall out of the five JV teams in the competition, and Penn Manor’s two varsity teams placed fifth and sixth of the 10 varsity teams that competed.

The TEAMS event involved problem-solving in a team setting in two 90-minute sections. During the morning session, students answered multiple-choice questions about eight engineering scenarios on such topics as waste management, circuits, computer modeling, solar energy, power transmission and noise pollution.

In the afternoon session, students answered similar questions using essay responses.

The Penn Manor JETS members are:

Team A Varsity — Coleman Hauber (captain), Craig Jahnke, Tom Sowers, Alan Dang, Christian Strother, John Clark, Sarah Beth Ranck and Justin Gaukler

Team B Varsity — Jacob Rossi (captain), Hailey Kresge, Lee Estep, Charlene Wade-Davis, Ethan Shuffelbottom, Abby Geiger, Madeline Manning and Noah Leichliter

Junior Varsity — Colin Brooks (captain), Malachi Lyon, Jordan Martzall, Emily Heckman, Maura Leichliter, Shawn Stone, Evan Toomey and John Zimmerman

The sponsors for the event were Penn Manor faculty members James McGlynn, Sallie Bookman and Donna Brady.

Pictured are members of the JV team, from left, Malachi Lyon, Jordan Martzall, Jack Zimmerman, Evan Toomey, Shawn Stone, Colin Brooks, Maura Leichliter and Emily Heckman.

Cropped JETS JV Team-2nd place (800x433)