NCHS Students Win 1st Place at National TEAMS Competition​

Congratulations to the winning team of NCHS students Luke Huang, Daryl Lavin, Kira Titova, and Toby Woods, who worked together to win 1st place for the State of C.T. at the National TEAMS competition and secured the 2nd highest overall score in the nation!

The National TEAMS (Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Science) competition is an annual science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) competition that challenges middle and high school students to compete to solve real-world engineering challenges. It consists of a 3-part challenge that surrounds a particular theme, which students must solve in teams of four. This year, the theme was "Engineering and Everyday Devices," and 32 A.P. Physics students from different schools participated in the event. 

Special congratulations are also in order for the team of Eva Campbell, Eric Huang, Ankita Kuttichirayil, and Jack Sheffield, who placed 2nd in the competition, and the team of Walker Blair, Jeronimo Marsili, Julia Paine, and Adam Sabo, who placed 3rd. 

NCHS Physics Teacher and TEAMS Coach had this to say about seeing his students secure the win, "We were thrilled when we saw the results.  The thing that was most exciting for me was watching all of the teams work together during the whole process.  I am blessed to work with these young people and really enjoy being a small part of the process of them becoming who they are to be."

All three NCHS teams now qualify to compete for the TEAMS Best-in-Nation at the 2023 National TEAMS competition, which will be held at the National TSA Conference from June 28 - July 2, 2023. For more information on the National TEAMS Competition, please visit their website at