BREMERTON — Eighty students from 12 Kitsap junior, middle and high schools participated in a competition for underwater remotely operated vehicles Saturday at the Olympic High School pool. They manipulated ROVs they had built to complete assigned missions. The students were judged on storyboard presentations, standard maneuvers, magnetic retrievals and head-to-head competitions.
Middle and junior high school students had built ROVs earlier this year using proven designs, but were allowed to modify them for Saturday’s competition. At the high school level, students designed and built their own ROVs. Trophies were awarded for first, second and third places.
More than 1,000 Kitap students built ROVs with help from technical industry volunteers. The program is designed to provide hands-on learning experiences in science, technology, engineering and math.
SeaPerch Division (Middle/Junior High Schools)
1. Klahowya Secondary (Isaiah Dobesh, Connor Roberts, teacher Kim Hamblet)
2. Cedar Heights Junior High (Bradley Vose, Tessa Trigloff, teacher Will Lewis)
3. Cedar Heights Junior High (Richard Sutton, Dylan Barth, teacher Will Lewis)
Sportsmanship — Klahowya Secondary School (Brandon Coles, Hannah Welzbacker, teacher Rob Hawley)
ROV Division (High Schools)
1. — South Kitsap (Tyler Miller, Mike Idle, teacher Myrl Williamson)
2. — North Kitsap (Taylor Stracener, Matt Moriarty, teacher Eric Neiland)
3. — Bremerton (Matthew Pohl, Soren Mortvedt, teacher Keith Langholff)
Sportsmanship — South Kitsap (Devon Sutherland, Jonah Kendziora, teacher Myrl Williamson)