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VCJCS STEM Challenge at Blair Middle School

Sixth Graders at Blair Middle School got to showcase their collaborative and innovative work in front of a U.S. Navy Admiral Friday.

Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (VCJCS) Admiral Christopher Grady and his wife, Christine, had challenged Mr. Knight’s Future Problem Solving students a few weeks ago with the VCJCS STEM Challenge.

The students formed teams and began designing and engineering a device to hold a can of vegetables.

With Superintendent Dr. Sharon Byrdsong, Executive Director of Secondary Schools Dr. Barbara Kimzey, Principal Dr. Doyle, Teacher Mr. Knight, and Mathematics Department Chair Mr. Riggs looking on, Vice Chairman Admiral Grady and Mrs. Grady scored each team’s creations.

Congratulations to all of the young scholars who participated in the VCJCS STEM Challenge.

And a special shout-out to the teams that placed:
🥈🥈2nd- Corn Catchers and The Sergeant Navy Engineers
🥉3rd- Colonel Corn