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South Lake High students win state championship in Real World Design Challenge

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GROVELAND -- Congratulations to South Lake High School teacher John Raulerson and his  Engineering and Design students who recently won the Real World Design Challenge (RWDC) State Competition for Florida!

As state champions, the students have been invited to compete in the RWDC National Challenge Competition on April 22 in Washington, D.C., with other state winners from around the country.

“You have demonstrated ability and significant achievement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics,” wrote RWDC founder Ralph K. Coppola, Ed.D., in a letter of congratulations to the team. “You and your team members are among the best and brightest students in the state and the nation.”

The Real World Design Challenge is an annual competition that provides high school students the opportunity to work on real world engineering challenges in a team environment. Students use professional engineering software to develop their solutions, and generate presentations that convincingly demonstrate the value of their solutions. The RWDC provides students with opportunities to apply the lessons of the classroom to the technical problems that are being faced in the workplace.

Our state champions are Sydney Damas, project manager; Kyle Beener, aircraft engineer; Kristopher Ganesh, mission planner; and Gabriel Radlein, computer engineer.