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New Canaan High's “D” Team Leaps Ahead in State Physics Competition

From left: Cameron Rhind, Faustino Cortina, Danny Fairchild, Jackson Butler, Jackson Appelt, Jack O'Connor and Jake Grigsby. Missing from photo is Griffin Hall.
From left: Cameron Rhind, Faustino Cortina, Danny Fairchild, Jackson Butler, Jackson Appelt, Jack O'Connor and Jake Grigsby. Missing from photo is Griffin Hall. Photo Credit: Paul Reid, NCHS AP physics teacher

NEW CANAAN,Conn. — A total of 48 New Canaan High School students represented their school at the national Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science (TSA/TEAMS) competition this spring.

TEAMS is a team competition. Each team is made up of four to eight students who compete in Part 1 and Part 2. Part 1 included 80 multiple-choice questions and results were available on the day of the event.

The Rams Varsity “A” placed first in their division while the Varsity “B” team placed second in their division.

Part 2 is scored and reported at a later date. Part 2 required answers in short essay format and included a design and build competition related to this year’s theme “Engineering the Tools of Innovation.”

Part 2 scores have now been received and there is an impressive change in the position of the NCHS “D” Team. Based upon scores from Part 1, “D” Team was initially ranked seventh in the state. The team performed extremely well on Part 2, receiving scores that propelled them into second place in the Connecticut 11th/12th grade rankings.

Members of the NCHS “D” Team include team captain Cameron Rhind, Jackson Appelt, Jackson Butler, Cortina Faustino, Danny Fairchild, Jake Grigsby, Griffin Hall, and Jack O’Connor.

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