The 2016 S.C. Engineering Challenge took place Saturday, April 9 at Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College. The challenge is an opportunity for students 9-19 to learn, have fun, demonstrate their science, technology, engineering and math skills, and compete for individual and team honors.

Here are the 2016 winners:

Bridge Building Challenge

  • 1st Place: Zion Riley, Robert Spradley
  • 2nd Place: Khadijah Smith, Angie Draney, Zak Bridges, Ethan Coppola
  • 3rd Place: Benjamin Gardner, Carson Anderson

Egg Lofter Rocket Challenge

  • 1st Place: Zoe Markford
  • 2nd Place: Clifton Still
  • 3rd Place: Paulina Rivers, Treyvon Dennis, Brandon Watts

Energy Challenge

  • 1st Place: Jane Taylor, Saniya Williams, Cady Simrill, Hailey Burrell
  • 2nd Place: Jenna Potvin, Eliza King
  • 3rd place: Robbie Prentice, Spencer Roskill

GPS Challenge

  • 1st Place: Abby Threatt, Elizabeth Simpson, Grace Rine
  • 2nd place: Blake Scruggs, Taranjit Saggu, Jessa Beach
  • 3rd Place: William Roberts, Lily Roberts

Mystery Challenge

  • 1st Place: Tyqueashis Bridges, Joey McCray, Fredric McCray, Jontavius Loyd
  • 2nd Place: Maggie Thomas, Clara Robinson, Nora Robinson, Marcie Thomas
  • 3rd Place: Sabrina Cortes, Jasmine Hornsby, Haley Peterson, Taishawada Kenley

Robotics Challenge

  • 1st Place/ Performace Award: GREEN Charter Robo Owls (Aiden Eley, Sathvik Bodepudi, Kayley Hudson, Kiara Moreno, Suma Ravi)
  • 2nd Place/ Teamwork Award: RoboFrenz
  • 3rd Place/ Innovation Award: LegoLegends (Corey Stagg, Ryne Longino, Camella Roberts, Kennedi Foster, Emily Mulalley, Patrick Edenton, Xander Polkowsky)