News Release, Charles County Public Schools

Several Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement (MESA) teams earned top awards at the state event held May 18 at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab.

The following teams earned awards at the state competition.

Elementary level

  • Dr. Gustavus Brown Elementary School, first place, Basswood Bridge
  • C. Paul Barnhart Elementary School, first place, Interactive Game Design with Scratch
  • William A. Diggs Elementary School, second place, Wearable Technology
  • Diggs, second place, Interactive Game Design with Scratch

Middle-school level

  • General Smallwood Middle School, first place, Wearable Technology
  • Piccowaxen Middle School, first place, Interactive Game Design with Alice
  • Piccowaxen, third place, Basswood Bridge

High-school level

  • North Point High School, first place, Basswood Bridge

CCPS teams compete as a separate Maryland MESA region due to a high level of participation. Maryland MESA is designed to prepare students for academic and professional careers in mathematics, engineering, science and technology.

The program’s goals are to increase the number of engineers, scientists, mathematicians and related professionals at technical and management levels; and to serve as a driving force in encouraging and assisting minorities and females in achieving success in these fields. For more information about MESA, go to

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