2008-2009 Contest

The 2008-2009 contest task was to wrap or unwrap a present in twenty steps or more. The contest was held on Friday, December 5, 2008 at the Carnegie Science Center. Cameron County High School received the eighth place, Mohawk School District finished in seventh place, Lincoln High School garnered sixth place, Laurel Jr./Sr. High School finished in fifth place, Somerset Area High School received fourth place, Butler Senior High School received third place, North Allegheny Intermediate School finished in second place, and congratulations to our first place team, Bay High School!

In addition to the finalist awards, many special awards were given out, with the winners receiving a tour of the award sponsor's facility. The People's Choice award, sponsored by Kennywood, went to Somerset Area High School. Best Use of Gravity, sponsored by Westinghouse Electric Company's Waltz Mill site, went to Somerset Area High School. The award for Best Design and Construction went to Riverview High School and was sponsored by the Carnegie Science Center. The What Will You Create? award, sponsored by Davison, went to Washington High School. The Best Presentation award, sponsored by Carpenter Powder Products, was given to Bay High School. The Best Use of Wood award went to Lincoln High School and was sponsored by the Pittsburgh Pirates. Redland Brick sponsored the Best Execution of the Theme award given to Meadville High School. The Most Mechanical machine was from Bay High School, and the award was sponsored by the Robotics Institute School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University.  Brentwood Borough School District was awarded Best Transportation System, sponsored by Bombardier Transportation.

Congratulations to all of the schools that participated in the 2008/2009 contest and thanks to all of the volunteers and participants who made the event such a success. The contest would not be possible without the support of our generous sponsors: Westinghouse Electric Company, Carnegie Science Center, Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania, Bayer Corporation, Bombardier Transportation, Carpenter Powder Products, Inc., Davison, Hatch Associates Consultants, Inc., Kennywood Amusement Park, Multiscope Digital & Offset Printing, Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh Steelers, Redland Brick, Inc. - Harmar Plant, Robotics Institute School of Computer Science - Carnegie Mellon University, SAE International, and US Steel - Edgar Thomson Plant and Irvin Hot Strip Mill.

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