Western Christian Jets Compete Nationally

The Western Christian JETS (Junior Engineering) program recently competed in a national engineering test based on the theme of “The Power of Engineering”.

Western Maroon
Western Maroon picture: Front Row: Carter Vanden Bos, Alejandro Castelan, Jackson Kleinwolterink. Back Row: Dana Faber, Kaysha Steiger, Brittany Buren, Samantha Pausma, Amanda Van Tol
Western White
Western White Team: Bottom Row L to R: Avery Kats, Mariah Kleinwolterink, Kyle Vander Plaats, Ryan Zevenbergen. Back L to R: Jordan Walhof, Treyton Schemper, Alex Vander Stoep, Aaron Van Middendorp

Three Western Christian teams (2 varsity and 1 junior varsity) took on the task of answering engineering questions related to biofuel, nuclear and solar energy, wind turbines and many more topics. In the JV division the JV team finished 15th out of 42 teams nationally. At the varsity level, the Western Maroon team finished 5th in the state of Iowa and 27th nationally. The Western White team finished 1st in the state and 3rd nationally in division 1. Because of Western White’s high ranking, the team moves on to the next round of the national testing which will be written essays that will be evaluated and scored by test judges.

Western JV
Western JV picture: Front Row: Kailey Heemskerk, Rachel Heynen, Lindsey Zuidema, Brooke Haverhals. Back Row: Trent Van Maanen, Nolan Vande Griend, Tanner Miedema, Emily Van Ginkel

The JETS program is led by Shawn De Stigter, Science Instructor at Western Christian High School.



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