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Bosque Middle School Shines in STEAM-Hack Chain Reaction Challenge, Secures 3rd Place

In an impressive display of innovation and teamwork, four Bosque middle school students, accompanied by Bosque School's upper school physics teacher, Mr. St. John, recently secured 3rd place in this year's STEAM-Hack Chain Reaction Challenge. Malia, Lola, Iris, Tristin, and Viola demonstrated exceptional creativity and problem-solving skills in crafting a chain reaction machine that not only met the challenge's criteria but also told an engaging story.

St. John, reflecting on the students' performance, commended the group, stating, "They built a machine that told the story of the United States trying to take back over the moon from rats who had invaded the cheese moon. They sent a cat in the Lunar Lander to take over the planet. The chain reaction challenge worked perfectly; it did exactly what it was supposed to. They were a really good group of kids that worked well together."

The STEAM-Hack Chain Reaction Challenge is a speed-building event where teams of three to six students receive a kit of materials and approximately three hours to construct a chain reaction-style machine based on their pre-contest design. Teams are judged on functionality, creativity, the spirit of whimsy and fun, and teamwork.

The materials provided to each team were diverse, ranging from balloons and bouncy balls to mousetraps and duct tape. The challenge encourages students to think outside the box and utilize the given materials ingeniously.

The success of the Bosque middle school team not only underscores the school's commitment to fostering creativity and problem-solving but also highlights the students' ability to excel in STEAM-related challenges. As they continue to explore the realms of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics, we look forward to witnessing more innovative contributions from these budding minds. Congratulations to the team on their well-deserved 3rd place in the STEAM-Hack Chain Reaction Challenge!