Two local teams selected for national competition

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. —  The finalist in the U.S. Army’s National eCybermission STEM competition have been announced, and two teams from Memphis made the cut.

According to the release, the 9th-grade team from White Station High School and the 6th-grade team from White Station Middle will represent the bluff city at the national competition to be held June 15-19.

To make things even more exciting, this was the second year in a row the high school team made finals.

They’ll be competing against 18 other teams from across the nation not only for bragging rights, but also another $5,000.

Each student already has $4,000 in their back pocket for getting this far in the competition.

That National Science Teachers Association hosts the competition each year which “challenges students to identify real-world problems in their local communities and create solutions using science, technology, engineering and math.”

“We are incredibly proud of all the projects that came through this year,” said Dr. Juliana Texley, NSTA President. “The national finalists were incredibly inventive and thoughtful. We applaud the students on their projects – the quality and ingenuity of their work is phenomenal.”

But, of course, it won’t be all work for these geniuses.

Not only do they get a free week-long trip to the competition in Washington, WREG was also told the teams will also get to participate in challenges hosted by the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command.

They’ll get to design and test their own model rockets, create items on 3D printers, build robots and design a signaling device that can only be seen by night vision goggles.

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