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Gator Run Elementary Tops in SECME STEM Olympiad

Post Date:04/25/2019 10:30 AM

Celebrating Weston's Shining STEM Stars

Gator Run Elementary School recently won first place in the SECME STEM OLYMPIAD - Elementary School Division for the second year in a row!  As the reigning champions in the Elementary School division, Gator Run students had the honor to lead the Pledge of Allegiance at the opening ceremonies of the Broward SECME STEM competition, which was held on March 16th at Cooper City High School.  

Weston area schools were well represented a the competition.  Gator Run Elementary had students that competed in all of the activities available to elementary school students.  Students from all over Broward County competed in the following activities: mousetrap cars, water bottle rockets, banners, essays, generator build, bionic arms, team challenge and VEX exhibitions.

The theme of this year’s SECME-STEM Olympiad was “SECME Stem Force: The Brain Awakens,” and the essay competition required the students to answer how participation in SECME-STEM awakened their brains.

Here's how Weston schools placed in the 2019 Broward SECME STEM competition:

Mousetrap Car - Elementary Gator Run Elementary team, 1st and 2nd place
Water Rocket - Elementary  Everglades Elementary team, 3rd place
FPL Generator - High School Cypress Bay High School team, 3rd place
Essay - Elementary Isabella B. of Gator Run Elementary, 1st place
Josephine S. of Everglades Elementary, 2nd place
Bionic / Robotic Hand - High School Team from Western High School won 3rd place
Banner - High School Western High School, 3rd place
Overall - Elementary Gator Run Elementar

Gatorbots from Gator Run Elementary at SECME STEM Olympiad 2019

Principal Keith Peters and Gator Run Students at 2019 SECME STEM Championship