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Northside Elementary Wins Regional JetToy Competition

posted Apr 3, 2017, 7:40 AM by Deb Wickliffe   [ updated Apr 4, 2017, 11:03 AM ]
For the second year in a row, a team from the School District of Oconee County has won the Regional JetToy Competition. Teams from five of our elementary schools have been engaged in school-level JetToy competitions. The district-level winning teams from Tamassee-Salem Elementary and Northside Elementary participated in the regional competition at Spearman Elementary in Piedmont.

The JetToy Challenge is a friendly competition where Engineering Design Teams of four students explore and test the performance of a vehicle they have designed and constructed. The teams then compete against each other in distance, accuracy, weight carrying and timed events.

Northside Elementary came away with the Regional title. Team members were Jalen Craig, Ben Nix, and teacher Megan Hightower.

A team from Keowee Elementary won the regional competition last year. SDOC was certainly represented well again this year. Congratulations, Northside Elementary!

Pictured above: Northside Elementary’s JetToy Team
L to R: Teacher-Megan Hightower, Jalen Craig, Principal Geoff Smith, and Ben Nix