Falcon Cove Middle School Prevention Squad Named State Winner in the 13th Annual eCybermission STEM Competition

Schools and Libraries

April 25, 2015

From: Broward County Public Schools

Congratulations to Falcon Cove Middle School seventh grade Prevention Squad team on being named a state winner in the 13th annual eCYBERMISSION competition by the U.S. Army Educational Outreach Program. The competition is one of several science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) initiatives offered by the U.S. Army and administered by the National Science Teachers Association.

Students in grades six through nine are challenged with developing a solution to a real-world problem in their local community. Students compete on state, regional and national levels for monetary awards, with national winning teams receiving up to $9,000 in U.S. EE Savings Bonds, valued at maturity.

Falcon Cove Middle Prevention Squad team members, Corbin Bouvier, Ethan Cohen, Adriano Digiamberardino and Luis Guiterrez, worked with team advisor Andrea Keery on a project that focused on preventing and reducing sports injuries in their school's city of Weston community.

"The U.S. Army applauds all the students for challenging themselves to this STEM competition in efforts to improve their communities," said Louie R. Lopez, program manager for eCYBERMISSION. "Congratulations to all the state winning teams and we encourage students to continue building their interest and knowledge in STEM."

"We are incredibly proud of all the projects that came through this year. The judges faced no easy task given the caliber of work from these students," said Dr. Juliana Texley, NSTA president. "We congratulate the state winners and commend all of the team advisors for engaging and empowering their students to make a real difference in the world around them."

In the next round of the STEMcompetition, the regional winners will be determined by a panel of virtual judges who evaluate the top three teams from each region in each grade level. Sixty teams will compete for the honor of moving on to the National Judging and Educational Event in June in Washington, D.C. For the first time ever, all regional finalist teams will receive $1,000 in U.S. EE Savings Bonds, valued at maturity.