By Sharon Aron Baron
Students from four Broward County Public Schools middle schools earned top honors in a national science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) competition.
The competition, eCYBERMISSION, is a web-based STEM contest for students. Coral Springs Middle School students took top honors in the sixth-grade category.
As part of eCYBERMISSION, students are challenged to explore how STEM works in their world while collaborating to solve problems in their community. Teams of three to four students compete virtually in state and regional competitions. State competition winners receive the following awards:
First-Place State Winners – $1,000 U.S. Series EE Savings Bonds at maturity per student, and Second-Place State Winners – $500 U.S. Series EE Savings Bonds at maturity per student. Honorable Mention Awards – Award certificate.
Sixth Grade Winners – Florida
1st Place: Coral Springs Middle School
Honorable Mention: Falcon Cove Middle School
Seventh Grade Winners – Florida
1st Place: Falcon Cove Middle School
2nd Place: Seminole Middle School
Eighth Grade Winners – Florida
1st Place: Walter C. Young Middle School
2nd Place: Walter C. Young Middle School
Honorable Mention: Walter C. Young Middle School
The first-place teams from Coral Springs Middle and Falcon Cove Middle are also finalists in the regional competition. Regional winners are expected to be announced over the summer.