A group of Independence Middle School eighth graders earned the Teamwork Award at the 2017 Fluid Power Challenge held at the Carpenters Training Center in Robinson Township.
Earning the Teamwork Award were Jane Baronak, Demetrios Patrinos, Toby Roule and Jon Traud.
The competition challenged students to build a hydraulic arm that could move as many cylinders as possible in two minutes. Students also had to prepare a portfolio detailing their work and bring it to the competition.
The students were prepared for this competition by Independence Middle School Science Teacher Jennifer Evans.
Also participating from IMS were Carson Hellerman, Rutwick Duggirheddy, Teagan Mehalko and Abby Kearns.