AMC8 Math Competition Results

The results from our participation in the AMC8 Math Competition were distributed today.  There were over 150,000 students and 2200+ school involved in the AMC8 this year.  I am super proud of the students who took this challenge, and each was awarded a Certificate of Participation as well as any awards they earned.


Congratulations to those student who placed with the following school awards:


1st Place: Ryan G. – who also scored in the top 5% of all scores in the AMC8 to earn a Honor Roll Certificate; his nameplate will also be placed on our school plaque

2nd Place: Kevin W.
3rd Place: Blake M. & Amanda W.


Congratulations to all those who participated:
Max M.
Tessa E.
Vinny V.
Sydney L.
Ava D.
Matt S.
Jared S.
Calle M.
Rob W.
Rachel W.
Billy B.
Ray G.
Jeanelle T.

Harrisburg University: 3rd Annual Robotics Competition

3rd Annual Robotics Competition

Mar 23, 2013  |  10:00 a.m.

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology will be hosting a robotics competition in cooperation with Pennbots – The Robot Club of Pennsylvania on Saturday, March 23rd 2013.

Thinking robots will compete in maze navigation and line following races using only their onboard programming and sensors to guide them to the finish line.

Radio-controlled fighting robots will compete in three weight classes (150 gram, 1 lb, and 3 lbs).  Robotic combat will take place in an arena enclosed with transparent polycarbonate armor for the protection of spectators and operators.

The competition is open to all builders, including hobbyists and students from any grade level.  Individuals and teams are both welcome.

The goals of the competition are:

1)      To encourage young people to consider careers in science and technology.
2)      To encourage schools to form robotics clubs and teams.
3)      To learn the basic engineering skills involved in designing, building, and programming robots.

You are invited to participate.  Spectators are welcome.  There is no charge for spectators.

Registration for competitors begins at 9:00 am.  The competition runs from 10:00 am to approximately 2:30 pm.  All events take place in the HU Academic Center at 326 Market Street.  Directions and parking information may be found at

Call All Girls!

Calling on all girl budding rocket scientists

10 September, 2012 in HeadlinesLatest News by Intl Team Leader

You are an inventor 2013 Contest

Download contest poster

If you met a real astronaut, what questions would you ask? Some lucky teenage girl(s) will have a chance to ponder about that in April 2013 but, first, they need to conceive a winning invention.

After discovering the world of science during her preparation leading up to her flight in space in 1963, Valentina Tereshkova studied to earn a doctorate in physics. However, as we prepare to celebrate this important milestone, the lack of female scientists continues to be reflected in the women unfriendliness of many products.

As a salute to all the pioneer female scientists and to spark vocations, we are launching the ‘You are an inventor’ contest. The top prize? A conversation with real astronauts.

To win this amazing once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, teenage girls from around the world will have to fulfill a mission: conceive a new padding system or a new type of adjustable space suit that improves freedom of movement for tomorrow’s space explorers.

Whether their concept is selected as the winning concept or not, each participant will receive an official Inventor Certificate that includes from female space scientists and astronauts from around the world. If their concept makes it to the finals, their work will be exhibited at museums around the world.

What a rewarding opportunity to practice being a rocket scientist!

To learn all the details about entering the contest or download a poster, please visit the ‘You are an inventor’ contest webpage.

Entry deadline is February 8 2013.

National Spanish Exam

Manor Middle School Student Earns Highest Score!

Emma Evarts, 8th grade Spanish student at Manor Middle School, recently earned the highest score, and Gold Honors, on the National Spanish Exam for 2011. This national exam, sponsored annually by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, tests students on vocabulary and grammar achievement and reading and listening proficiency. Emma competed against students across the nation who were also in their first year of Spanish study. She was one of only two students in the Delaware Valley Region who scored gold recognition. For her achievement, she was awarded a Random House Spanish-English dictionary by the AASTP and also a trophy sponsored by the Delaware Valley Chapter of the AASTP. Her teacher is Cheryl Youtz.  Students in Mrs. Youtz’s class have been participating in this competition for 8 years.