Two teams of seventh-grade girls competed at "Expedition K2M: The STEM Summit," a local competition for middle- and high-school girls, held at Foxcroft School on Saturday, February 23, 2019.

Divided into two teams, called the Tetnas Tramplers and the Rabies Rejectors, the Norwood girls rotated through five STEM activities and competed against more than 30 teams in a variety of challenges relating to the “Pandemic!” theme. The Tetnas Tramplers were one of the few winners of a “pandemic mystery,” and the Rabies Rejectors were overall winners in two categories and overall first-place winners for the day. They were the only team in both the middle school event and the high school event to receive a perfect score in the chemistry problem! “The also scored first in the biology event with a perfect score on a problem to identify different types of bacteria using gram staining,” shared Annette.

“This year, they announced that the middle school teams scored higher overall than the high school teams,” added Annette. “The middle school competition was intense. All the girls did a fantastic job. As always, I was really proud of how well our girls worked together and how they kept trying even when it was difficult.”

CONGRATULATIONS to the Tetnas Tramplers and Rabies Rejectors!
Located in Bethesda, MD, Norwood School develops students in grades PK-8 into confident lifelong learners who have the academic, character, and leadership skills to succeed in high school and beyond. Recognizing that children are multi-faceted, Norwood provides many opportunities for safe risk-taking, exploration, discovery, and growth in a nurturing, supportive, and inclusive school community.