Local high schoolers score in competition

Columbus, In. — Brown County High School beat out competitors from 8 area high schools to win the 2018 Boiler Tech Challenge, “Purdue Polytechnic ENGINEERS Infinity War”, at Purdue Polytechnic Columbus on April 6, 2018. Top finishers for the Challenge include first place winner, Brown County High School, second place finisher, North Decatur High School, and third place finisher, South Decatur High School.

High school students representing Brown County High School, Columbus East High School, Columbus North High School, Columbus Signature Academy New Tech High School, Jennings County High School, North Decatur High School, South Decatur High School and South Dearborn High School competed in five challenges.  Points were awarded for performance on each of the five engineering challenges.  The school with the highest score claimed the victory.  Previous winners include Columbus East High School, Columbus North High School and Jennings County High School.

The theme for the 2018 Boiler Tech Challenge was “Purdue Polytechnic ENGINEERS Infinity War”.  High school teams were tasked with completing challenges under the following categories:

  • Traverse It
  • Save It
  • Shield It
  • Balance It
  • Free It

Results from the five challenge events were as follows:

Traverse It: (1) Columbus North, (2) Brown County, (3) North Decatur

Shield It: (1) South Decatur, (2) North Decatur, (3) North Decatur

Balance It: (1) Columbus North, (2) Brown County, (3) North Decatur

Free It: (1) North Decatur, (2) Brown County, (3) Jennings County

Save It: (1) Brown County, (2) Columbus North, (3) Jennings County

Degrees offered at the Purdue Polytechnic Columbus include six highly sought-after Bachelor’s degree programs in Computer Information Technology, Engineering Technology, Industrial Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Organizational Leadership, and Robotics Engineering Technology.  Over 92% of Purdue Polytechnic Columbus graduates find a job in their chosen field upon graduation and earn an average starting salary of $54,950.