Congratulations to St. Leonard Elementary, Southern Middle, and Calvert High for winning the overall titles in the 2018 Calvert County Mathematics, Engineering, and Science Achievement (MESA) competition.

Dr. Daniel D. Curry, Superintendent, said, “This is a great program that our children love. Congratulations to all.”

Maryland MESA is a grade 3-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics initiative targeting students who are traditionally underrepresented in these fields, specifically minority and female students. Through participation in Maryland MESA, students develop academic and leadership skills, improve their academic performance, and gain confidence in their ability to compete professionally.

Courtesy of the Calvert County Public Schools

MESA participants are judged in four categories:

Elementary – Scratch, Effective Communications, Storybook Theme Park, and Wood Bridge;

Middle – Alice, Hovercraft, Wood Bridge, and National Engineering Design Challenge; and

High – Cyber Robot, Battleball Robot, Wood Bridge, and National Engineering Design Challenge.

The overall winner is granted to the team with the best combined score of all competitions, excluding the National Engineering Design Challenge (NEDC). The NEDC is a stand-alone competition with a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner.

The 1st place NEDC winner and the Overall Competition winner from each level will proceed to participate in the Maryland MESA State Championship, which will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab.

The winners are:

Elementary Competition


Effective Communications

Storybook Themepark



1st PlaceHuntingtownSt. LeonardSt. LeonardSt. Leonard
2nd PlaceWindy Hill


3rd PlaceSt. Leonard


Windy HillHuntingtownWindy Hill
Overall Winner – St. Leonard Elementary

Middle School


Hoover Craft

Alice Programming


National Engineering Design Challenge

1st PlaceCalvert


2nd PlaceSouthern


3rd PlaceNorthern


NorthernWindy Hilln/a
Overall Winner – Southern Middle
High School

Battleball Robot

Cyber Robot


National Engineering Design Challenge

1st PlaceCalvert


2nd PlaceNorthern


3rd PlaceHuntingtown


Overall Winner – Calvert High