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Sea Perch 2023 Competition

Our STEM Club was founded in 2020 and continued to explore STEM topics in 2022-23.

Three teams worked on their SeaPerch kits and created underwater ROV that competed in the regional SeaPerch Competition.

The Navy Great Lakes Regional SeaPerch Competition was sponsored by The Lake County Council of the Navy League and the National Museum of the American Sailor (NMAS). It hosted the middle school and high school STEM competition on April 9th at Lake Forest Academy. Navy League volunteers and Sailors from Recruit Training Command supported the event.

Sea Perch is an innovative underwater robotics program that equips teachers and students with the resources to build an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) in an in-school or out-of-school setting. Students develop their ROV using pre-assembled kits and a STEM curriculum that teaches basic engineering and science concepts with a marine engineering theme. Students learn engineering concepts, problem-solving, teamwork, and technical applications throughout the project.

Obstacle Course - The Obstacle Course tests high-speed maneuverability and requires the SeaPerch ROV to navigate the course as quickly as possible.

Three teams represented USNSCC 9-1-1 Division

POLYWOGS - Middle School Standard. Team members: Chijindu Obioha, Soule Peterson, Ana Blancas, Javein Arquero, Thomas Emery, Jaden Satinsky

RED SHARKS placed THIRD IN THE CATEGORY - High School Standard. Team members: Abigail Leyden, Daniel Proa

SNAPPING TURTLES placed SECOND IN THE CATEGORY - High School Standard. Team members: Elise Burkut, Eugene Burkut.

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