RPHS STEM Team Recognized For Achievements In Scientific Competition

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Published: May 20, 2016 @ 5:18 PM EDT

Roselle Park’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Team, who qualified to compete in the Technology Student Association (TSA) National Championship in Nashville, Tennessee received a well-deserved moment of recognition by the governing body at the May 20th Mayor & Council meeting. In addition to winning a place to put Roselle Park on the national stage for its education, the Roselle Park High School (RPHS) STEM Team took 1st place in two events, 2nd place in four events and 3rd place in one event at the April 16th State High School Conference.

The recognition by mayor & council helped the team get one step closer to realizing its objective of actually taking part in the national championship. Currently, a GoFundMe page that was started to give residents the opportunity to donate to the team has raised almost 75% of its targeted goal of $5,000. A little over $1,200 by June 3rd is needed to have the team go to Nashville.

Those recognized were Aib Acob, Angel Castillo, Casey Crown, Saavi R. Dhingra, Joshua Franco, Samantha Graves, Laura Howell, Sabrina Lasalle, Sebastian Leo, Christian Luciano, Manuel Luna-Ramirez, Garrett Maney, Ricardo Mendez Luna, Brandon Mishoe, Jonathan Perez, Christina Rodden, and Julian Victoria along with team advisor Angelena Hreczny.

Anyone interested in donating can go to the team’s GoFundMe site (link).