Wayne State College

Students from Three Elkhorn Schools Participate in 2024 TEAMS Competition

Published Thursday, February 29th, 2024

Elkhorn students at the 2024 TEAMS competition
Students from Elkhorn High School demonstrate the opening doors on their structure during the TEAMS competition.

About 25 students from Elkhorn schools competed in a TEAMS (Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Science) event Feb. 23 at Wayne State.

Students from Elkhorn North, Elkhorn South, and Elkhorn High Schools were at Wayne State College on Feb. 23 to participate in TEAMS competitions.

TEAMS (Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Science) is an annual science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) competition that challenges middle school and high school student teams to work collaboratively to solve real-world engineering challenges, applying their math and science knowledge in practical and creative ways.

After participating in TEAMS, students increase their knowledge of engineering, feel more confident about participating in STEM activities, and increase their ability to work with others to solve problems, according to the TEAMS website.

Teams of two to four students compete in person on competition day for state awards. Teams whose combined overall state level score is among the top nationally will be eligible to compete for Best-in-Nation at the 2024 National TEAMS Competitions.

Elkhorn students competing at Wayne State were:

Elkhorn High School
James Ahern
Jameson Bennett
Carson Deprez
Noelle Dutoit
James Fandel
Kaleb Johnson
Logan Kieckhafer
Evan Naujokaitis
Gage Patrick
Grant Spanel
Coach: Edwin Wiest

Elkhorn North High School
Brayden Bae
Ben Cervania
Noah Detloff
Saral Sapkota
Evan Schulten
Joslyn Smith
Brandon Wiltse
Argos Zhang
Coach: Reyne Armbrust

Elkhorn South High School
Felipe Abagge Gomes Serrajorida De Mello
Grace Askak
Ethan Grinsteinner
Conor Healy
Gnana (Harshi) Harshitha Vallabhaneni
Jack VanderLinden
Coach: Katlynn Downey