Several local schools took home awards at the annual state MESA Day competition hosted by Arizona State University on April 12.
Teams from schools across the state compete in various design competitions at the annual event.
Flowing Wells Junior High School was named MESA Day state champion, for the first time. The team also won first place in the hydropower and self-cooling hat design competitions.
Tucson High Magnet School and Desert View High School won second and third place, respectively overall at the high school level.
Tucson high won the prosthetic arm and solar car design competition and will compete in Portland, Ore., this June at the MESA USA National Competition.
Other area schools that picked up first place awards for individual competitions are:
Desert View High School - Change Maker STEM service learning project and self-cooling hat design
Safford K-8 Magnet School - Solar car design
Wade Carpenter Middle School - Roller coaster run
Nogales High School - Roller coaster run
Amphitheater High School - On-site design challenge
Sahuarita - Air drop rocket