MESA Students Attend Regional Competition

On March 26, 2011, Los Nietos Middle School had 35 Mathematics Engineering Science Academy (MESA) students participate at MESA day preliminaries at Chapman University. The 35 MESA students built team projects during their MESA classes and competed their projects against other LNMS teams.

The winners of the classroom competitions rebuilt their projects to compete at the MESA Day preliminaries. They competed against students from various middle schools in Orange County. The teams competed in mousetrap cars, manilla bridges, craftstick bridges, eye models, egg drop, windmill, and mathematics concepts. LNMS had teams that placed first and third for manilla bridges, second and third for windmills, and third in the math competition. These students received medals for their success. Some teams were awarded ribbons for placing first and second in manilla bridge design and third for mousetrap design.

The twelve medal winners rebuilt their projects and competed April 2, 2011 at the regional competition. Math teams will also compete. Congratulations to the students for their hard work and for representing Los Nietos Middle School!

The MESA Teachers/Advisors are Mrs. Michelle Sanchez and Mrs. Jacqueline Ramirez.