Morton East engineering students win at state


Jasmin Sanchez, Reporter

The Morton East engineering team took 2nd place in state at Saturdays Illinois design educators association annual design competition held at Illinois state university.

Morton’s engineering team was comprised of Junior Adrian Comas: 3rd year engineering (a quiet leader), Junior Marlene Urbna: 1st year engineering (fiercely competitive), and Sophomore Samantha Rangel: 1st year engineering (a quick learner enthusiastic about everything).

“Our team, comprised mostly of inexperienced students with big hearts, lost only to a group of experienced seniors from west aurora who are already making plans to attend major engineering programs,” Mr. John Roach Morton East Industrial Technology teacher said.

Mr. Roach went on to give a picture of what the actual competition was like.

“The students tried to mimic college students by entering the judges room in shark tank fashion playing music held in their bathroom supply caddy which also contained a concealed beverage,” Mr. John Roach said.