Four Calvert County teams won awards at the Maryland Mathematics, Engineering, and Science Achievement (MESA) competition. St. Leonard Elementary, Southern Middle, Calvert High, and Northern High all placed in their respective events.

Dr. Daniel D. Curry, Superintendent, said, “The MESA Competition is an outstanding opportunity to show what outstanding students and teachers we have here in Calvert County.”

The winners are:

St. Leonard2ndPlace Scratch
St. Leonard3rdPlace Storybook Theme Park Ride
Middle SchoolAward
Southern Middle2ndPlace Bridge
High SchoolAward
Calvert High School2ndPlace Bridge
Calvert High School3rdPlace Cyber Robot
Northern High School3rdPlace National Engineering Design Challenge

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.

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.