Hull, Iowa — Students from an area high school scored second highest in engineering and technical testing in Iowa for 2019.
According to a press release from Western Christian, the schools Junior Engineering and Technical Society (JETS) is a program designed to create an interest for students aspiring to become engineers or work in other STEM career-related fields. Teams work collaboratively and creatively with each other to solve engineering-based problems throughout the course of the school year. In addition to working throughout the year, students participate in the regional TEAMS (Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Science) competition where they are tested in three areas: Essay Writing, a Multiple Choice Test, and a Hands-on project.
Over the past number of years, Western Christian has had very successful JETS teams that have done an outstanding job on the regional TEAMS test. In 2016, Western Christian’s JETS team had the highest scores of any school in the state of Iowa. They followed that in 2017 with the second best scores in the state behind a Iowa City West High School. The 2017 team had the 10th best scores nationally in our classification.
The 2019 Western Christian JETS team once again had the second highest score in the state of Iowa from all size schools behind Iowa City. Their score was the 12th highest nationally in schools of the same size as Western Christian.
Photo Caption: Left to right back row: Cole Christians, Jonathan Slice, Jeff De Kam, Parker Vis, and Dolan Van De Stroet Front row left to right: Aubrey Kooima, Rachel Covey, Cassie Van Otterloo