ETHS students at the Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Science (TEAMS) Competition. Submitted Photo

Four Evanston Township High School (ETHS) teams have qualified to compete at the national Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Science (TEAMS) Competition in June 2019. Out of the four ETHS teams, one ranked third in state and the other came in eighth. 

The Technology Student Association’s annual TEAMS competition welcomes groups of four to eight students to work collaboratively on real engineering topics and problems. During the three-part contest, teams worked together to complete multiple-choice questions, an essay, and a design/build challenge based on this year’s theme, “The Engineering Brain.” 

The ETHS teams advancing to the national competition are:

 Juniors (highest scoring team): Emilie Duquet, Ciara Connell, Sam Fiete, Gavin Hansen, Jacob Platnick, Madeleine Ross, Ananya Visweswaran and Eleanor Ward

Seniors: Callie Benson-Williams, Jaime Berkovich, Polina Cherepanova, Jack Idler, Grace Parmer, Lexi Larson, Kyra Wernick and Ezra Yang

Seniors: Max Baliga, Sarah Bloom, Michael Frim, Ariel Redmond, Austin Suvari, Peyton Vannatta, Audrey Wientjes and Maddie Yang. 

Juniors: Christian Calian, Jonah Doppelt, Alex Duncan, Maddie Finkel, Glenn Foley, Cole Hawker, Ally Hurd and Eve Rubovits. 

The top three ranking teams in the state competition and teams that achieved the minimum competition score were invited to nationals. To learn more, visit