A new part of the Henryetta STEM program is getting students excited as well as earning them spots in state competition.
At the school board meeting Monday night, teacher Krystal Rogers said the Technology Students Association brought four trophies in three events back to Henryetta.
She said students spent a number of hours working on their presentations for the contest and qualified for the state competition in April.
Students showed board members a concept house they built designed to take advantage of nature.
“This hands on STEM training is good. We learned how to work together,” the girls said.
That team is wanting to compete in the national contest to be held in Georgia June 23 through 26. Rogers said the girls will be busy doing fundraising to reach the goal between $8,000 and $13,000 for the trip.
“The girls were excited,” she said taking about the different events at the regional contest. “They didn’t think they had placed but came home with first, second, second and third places. This has been a good experience for them. All of the students are looking forward to next year and want to continue the association.