Central Lee Middle School Students Named National Stem Challenge Champions

Two Central Lee Middle School students will travel to Washington D.C. in April for their scholastic abilities. Addison Hohl and Caedon Newton were named National Stem Challenge Champions and will join 127 other project finalists from across the nation for the first ever National Stem Festival, put on the Department of Education.

There were 2,549 applications spanning grades six through 12 from across the United States. From that group, they narrowed down the applicants to 288 finalists.

The 2024 National STEM Challenge is a competition for students in grades six through 12, presented by the U.S. Department of Education and EXPLR, an organization focused on providing middle and high school students with virtual and hands-on learning resources. The National STEM Challenge encourages students to design a STEM project using scientific methods or engineering design processes.