A group of Plouffe Academy students dubbed "The Galactic Girls" recently won first place in the national American Student Assistance Solve Together competition. The students, Aby Manzueta, Genesis Ponce, Gabriella Rodriguez, Isabella Renaud and Elliana Cabellon, were recognized for designing a hydroponic farm that could sustain a colony on Mars.
The ASA Solve Together Competition encourages career exploration and skill building for middle school students through project-based learning and teamwork. The first place prize included $10,000 for the school and $1,500 for the students. The Galactic Girls will sit on a panel to determine how to best use the $10,000 award to support student programming during the 2021-2022 school year.
Click here to read the students' interview with The Enterprise.