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Cabrillo Students Lead the Way for STEM

We are proud to announce that a group of Cabrillo Middle School 7th grade STEM Leadership Institute (SLI) students have advanced to the final pitch round of the Thomas Edison Pitch Contest.  

Team Shadowchasers — Sophia Shing, Sophia Watkins, and Avik Chervirala — took on a record number of submissions in order to make it to the finals making their achievement even more impressive. Their creation, the Mattress Alarm, was designed to wake up heavy sleepers that often sleep through regular alarm clocks.

The Thomas Edison Pitch Contest was created in 2010 as a competition to showcase and encourage invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship among students before they get to college. Every year, students submit their great ideas to win prizes and gain hands-on experience in STEM.

On May 19, Shadowchasers is invited to attend the formal pitch contest to determine winner rankings & receive their prizes. They will pitch their idea in 5 minutes or less to a panel of expert judges at a fun-filled event virtually streaming from the Thomas Edison National Historical Park.

We are also excited to share that two 8th grade teams won awards in the eCybermission Competition. Team Merino —  Aaina Bhatia, Nohami, Zerihun, and Kaitlyn Exley — won second place and team RETT — Preesha Vaswani, Danna Rengifo, and Aryanna Morte — won an honorable mention.

eCYBERMISSION is a web-based science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) competition for students in grades 6-9 that promotes self-discovery and enables all students to recognize the real-life applications of STEM.

Congratulations to all of you, keep up the great work!