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District Students Named Winners in ‘Mars Challenge’

Several Mars Area High School students were named winners in the “Meet the Mars Challenge,” held as part of the 2019 Mars New Year Celebration (May 31-June 2).

In the Grades 2-4 Division, third-graders Isaac Unruh and Lauren Rozman earned first and second place, respectively, in the Mechanical Category. Third-grader Chase Rath took first place and fourth-grader Sophia Gourash received second place in the Survival Category.

In the Grades 5-6 Division, sixth-grader Carson Mahan took third place in the Mechanical Category and fifth-grader David Renner received the Spirit-of-the-Mars-Challenge Award. In the Grades 7-8 Division, eighth-grader Lindsey Gourash earned first place in the Relationship Category; and seventh-grader Reva Kalbhor took first place in the Survival Category.

The “Meet the Mars Challenge” is a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) competition that asks participants to address a specific challenge or need that may be faced in the colonization of Mars. 

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