Bellefontaine High School participated in the annual TEAMS competition at Ohio Northern University on Thursday. TEAMS stands for Test in Engineering Aptitude, Math, and Science.
Pictured Left: BHS 11th/12th grade team.
In the competition, teams of eight students work together to answer multiple choice questions about eight different scenarios. Each scenario deals with a focus for engineers in today's society. This year's scenarios all revolved around computer issues, such as phishing, hacking, and spyware.
Ten multiple choice questions accompany each scenario, for a total of eighty questions. Teams have 90 minutes for this part of the test.
The next round consists of eight essay questions, one to accompany each scenario. Students work together for 90 minutes to complete this round as well.
The test has two versions: one for freshmen and sophomores and one for juniors and seniors. Bellefontaine sent one team to compete for each level.
Bellefontaine's 11th/12th grade team earned a score of 69 out of 80 on the multiple choice test.
The 9th/10th grade team answered 55 out of 80 questions correctly.
A strong multiple choice score allows the essay section of the test to be scored for state and national ranking.
The 11th/12th grade team placed 4th in their division.
Members of this team included Ryan Dunn, Olivia Martin, JD Bensman, Chelsea McLaughlin, Jordan Fox, Corey McLaughlin, Kelley Lewis, and Alexa Haushalter.
David Guajardo, Rene Salyer, Marci Sebring, Jordan Wilkerson, Tyler Jones, Daniel Boy, and Sakura Kawakami were on the 9th/10th grade team.
Listen to Ryan Dunn tell how his experience helped him in the competition.
Listen to JD Bensman talk about TEAMS.