High School Students Win First Place in STEAM Competition

A team of Fox Chapel Area High School students recently placed at the Shaler Area STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) Competition. The team of juniors Vincent Lundy, Solana Morningstar, and Krista Spuhler won first place for their catapult. The students built a catapult and tested it over a month-long period. The catapult was then taken to the competition where it was judged for both accuracy and distance while throwing a tennis ball. The students were also judged on several STEAM-related challenges that were coordinated by the Carnegie Science Center.

Students from nine area high schools participated in the contest, which was sponsored by PPG. The competition was held April 26, 2016, at Shaler Area High School.