Twelve Valley-area high school students participated in The University of Scranton’s 14th annual Kane Competition. They are among the nearly 200 students from 15 area high schools that competed in a series of events that tested the students’ knowledge on physics and engineering through interactive challenges.
Inspired by the 1985 film “Back to the Future,” this year’s Kane Competition included a jeopardy-style quiz featuring questions similar to those found on the AP physics exam, testing students on knowledge in mechanics, waves, optics, electromagnetism and basic circuits. Another event, “The Time is Ripe,” required teams to determine the drop height from which to release a large piece of fruit enclosed within a net attached to a bungee cord. The competition ended with an event that required students to work in a team to win a trophy, the Kane Cup.
At left: the team from Carbondale Area High School included, from left, sitting: University of Scranton sophomore Peter Kulick, Brett Gillott and Patrick Smith. Standing: advisor Joseph Borosky, Joseph Vadella, Devin Smith and Shannon Pendergrast.
At right: the team from Mid Valley are, from left, seated: Kulick, advisor Rich Therkorn and Karam Singh. Standing: Nate Taber, Noelle Arcaro, Colin Munley, Beca Chieffallo, Jon Dellia and Jessica Kasper.