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WAHS Wins 2019 Governor's STEM Competition

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February 06, 2019 | Awards & Celebrations

WAHS 2019 Stem Comp Winners

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (FEBRUARY 6, 2019) — A team of seven Williamsport Area High School students took first place at the regional level of the 2019 Governor’s STEM Competition.

The event was hosted by BLaST IU17 at Pennsylvania College of Technology on Feb. 6.

The WAHS team’s winning project was a device that would be used to repurpose organic industry waste into soil amendment.

Snagging the regional title, the group heads to the state competition on May 9-10.

The WAHS team is comprised of: Desiree Aversa, Sean Bush, Michael Collyer, Rosie FlockOam Patel, Katie Penman and Elaina Stone.

The competition’s theme this year is “Improving Pennsylvania Through STEM.” According to its website, “teams of high school students from across the state will be challenged to research, present, and design a device or project that can make the quality of life better for citizens of Pennsylvania. The device will accomplish a series of practical tasks that can be translated into real life needs.”

Pictured above from back left is Michael Collyer, Oam Patel and Sean Bush. At front from left is Katie Penman, Elaina Stone, Desiree Aversa and Rosie Flock.

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