CCPS students earn honors at state MESA challenge

CCPS students earn honors at state MESA challenge


Several Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement (MESA) students earned top honors at the recent virtual state challenge. Held May 1 online, the Maryland MESA State Competition Virtual Showcase featured students who earned first place at their respective local levels.

The following teams earned honors at the state event.

Storybook Theme Park Ride challenge

  • J. P. Ryon Elementary School, first place, Minh Nguyen, fifth grade.

Expanding Structure challenge

  • Ryon, second place, Justin Bell-Buckner and Mickhi Jordan, fifth grade.

Mobile App Challenge

  • Ryon, third place, Averie Foster, Destiny Evans, Jada Walthour, Christopher Mejia-Trochez and Kenadi Phillips, fifth grade.

Wearable Technology challenge

  • Mary H. Matula Elementary School, second place, Katie Boyette, fifth grade, and Liam Carsia, fourth grade.

Wearable Technology – middle school challenge

  • Matthew Henson Middle School, second place, Kelsey Garrity, eighth grade.

More information about the Maryland MESA program is online here.

About CCPS

Charles County Public Schools provides 27,000 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 37 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.

The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Kathy Kiessling, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Nikial Majors, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 coordinator (employees/ adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646; 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event.  CCPS provides nondiscriminatory equal access to school facilities in accordance with its Use of Facilities rules to designated youth groups (including, but not limited to, the Boy Scouts).

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