Three teams representing Mountain Home Charter School and Glacier High School took home awards from the 19th annual Marine Advanced Technology Education underwater robotics competition.
The Mountain Home TigerFish (Corra Montgomery, Haven O’Connor, Joshua Chenault and Carter Curry) won the Team Spirit Award for Scout (beginner) level. Team E=MC² (Jackson Roeder, Adrian Aldridge, Cameron Richards and Cade Coleman) placed second in the Navigator (intermediate) level. Glacier High placed third at the Ranger (advanced) level with Team Altum Operations (Luke Avent, Collin LaTour, Emma Hagen, Derrick Sadler, Tobin Cox, Daniel Silguero, Jay Carter and Owen Lee).
The competition among more than 50 teams was held May 12 at Watsonville High. According to team leader John Rumohr, a teacher at Mountain Home, teams spend all year planning, building, testing and practicing for the all-day event. The competition involves an engineering interview, simulated missions in the pool and a poster board display or at the advanced level a technical document.
Kiwanis, Rotary and Arbor Works help sponsor the teams.