Team of Anderson High School students win regional Make48 competition, qualifies for nationals

A team of Anderson High School students were recently named winners of the Make48 challenge, a STEM competition that took place in July at Purdue Polytechnic Anderson Campus. For winning the regional competition, the team (named Not Fast, Just Furious) has qualified for the national competition which takes place this November in Little Rock, Arkansas.

"This achievement is a testament to the dedication and talent of our students, who willingly sacrificed their last weekend of the summer to engage in this intense STEM challenge,” said Joshua Dillard, Department Chair at Anderson High School and Mentor to the team. “We couldn't have accomplished this without the incredible support from our colleagues at Purdue Anderson, Mr. David Perrel, and our talented students from Anderson High School."

Seven teams participated in the regional Make48 competition at Purdue Polytechnic Anderson Campus that was sponsored by the City of Anderson on July 21-23, 2023. In addition to the winning team, Anderson High School had two other teams participating in the competition.

In addition to qualifying for the national competition, the Not Fast, Just Furious team, received $2,000 and a Regional Champions’ trophy that will be displayed at Anderson High School.

Make48 is an exciting nationwide invention competition series that teaches the entire invention process from brainstorming and design through manufacturing and marketing. The competition encourages collaboration, problem-solving, and creativity among teams of inventors.

Photo Caption: Pictured from left to right are: Mr. David, Perrel, Ashley Jeronimo, Leyda Garcia, Allison Rios, Jazmine Morgan, and Mr. Josh Dillard.