MESA Competition Gives Culver Students 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Honors

Recently, 26 students from Culver City Middle School competed against 300 students from 11 other schools at USC in a variety of MESA math, science and engineering competitions.

Peter Tran and Maartin Hessling won first place for creating a windmill that could lift the heaviest load, getting a car on the ground to move, and an overall first-place medal for winning both competitions.

Taherah Abbas won second place in creating a mousetrap car that could travel the furthest distance. Sidonie Horn and Isabel Musselman won third place in Model Science, creating a model of an eye.

In the mathematics competition, Peter Tran, Maarten Hessling, and Oliver Berliner earned first-place honors in team math for algebra and geometry, while Sadushi DeSilva, Taherah Abbas, and Mariko Rooks got an overall second-place award in the same competition.

Donovan Haasse earned a third-place award in solo algebra; Isabel Musselman earned a first-place award in pre-algebra, and Tavan Taub earned a second-place award in pre-algebra.

A big thank you to teacher Erica Young for coaching the team, and congratulations!

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