9th and 11th grade students worked in teams of 3 to construct bridges to see what structure would be the lightest yet hold the most weight compared to its weight in a strength-to-weight ratio. Qualifying teams traveled to Grand Rapids for the MDOT Bridge Challenge to compete against 69 other teams. One of our 11th grade teams took 4th place overall! Congratulations Sandy, John and Suyailim!
It was hot and sunny and it couldn't have been a more perfect day for Juniors to enjoy a day of physics and fun at Cedar Point. Even though they had to do a grueling worksheet filled with physics problems they got to work in teams to go on rides and gather the information needed to do it. Some students said it made physics almost bareable.
It seems like just yesterday when the Class of 2017 first stepped into MMSTC as freshmen. You were a little nervous and at times, overwhelmed. At some point, you probably wanted to give up--You had more homework and projects than any of your other friends. You seemed to get less sleep. But you did not give up. You persevered. You challenged yourselves. Some of you grew taller (not to mention any names...Andrew, Jack, and Daniel...) Since that day, way back in 2013, you have all inspired us. You have motivated the MMSTC community to dig deeper and try harder. You set the bar. You, Class of 2017, are going to be the ones who use your powers for good and make a positive change in the world.
The Steel Armadillos 818 took First Place in the Troy District Competition!! This is the first win for the Steel Armadillos since 2009. The team is comprised of students from all over the district and has four sub-teams; build, media, programming, and electronics. The team was hard at work over the course of the build season and with an Imagery Award from the Centerline District and their 1st place win at Troy District, Team 818 competed in the Michigan State Championship at Saginaw Valley State University. With their robot "Wednesday", this team realized that TEAMWORK really does make the STEAMWORK!
Juniors and seniors had a thrilling time skiing and tubing together on one of the best days of the winter. The sun was shining, but the slopes were great! The first hour of our adventure took us to the tubing hill. It was an All-MMSTC-on-the-hill hour. Next, we took a ski lesson and hit the slopes. Thank you to Mr. Supal and Mrs. Dewey for organizing such an awesome event!
Broom Ball and ice skating... what could be better? Whether students were just learning or seasoned hockey players and figure skaters, spending a couple hours together as an MMSTC family is always a good time. Who was the MVBBP (Most-Valuable-Broom-Ball-Player)? Mr. Supal, of course!