By Jessica R. Wheeler
A trio of sixth-graders from Sherman County School in Moro placed in the top three at a U.S. Army Educational Outreach Program event for their fire protection robot prototype idea.
Allison Rolfe, Emma Goodenough and Renan Christiansen participated in the eCYBERMISSION challenge this spring, competing against teams of young scientists across Oregon.
Sherman County School librarian and instructional assistant Deanna Christiansen said the students took on this project outside of school and sports activities and were awarded an honorable mention for their efforts.
“They scored just below the second place team and got great judging marks all around,” Christiansen said. “This placed them in the top three with much larger schools from Corvallis and Portland metro area.”
The students designed, sketched, and built a prototype, compiled scientific evidence to back their claims, and interviewed local experts within the community, she added.
“I am super proud of this group and honored to be able to work with them,” Christiansen said.