Bay High students win state-level Army eCYBERMISSION

Leo Cavalier, Nick LaRossa and Khaled Hamil display their eCYBERMISSION state awards.

The U.S. Army Educational Outreach Program has announced Bay High ninth-graders Khaled Hamil, Leo Cavalier and Nick LaRossa, the Alpha Team, as first-place Ohio state winners and regional semi-finalists in the 15th annual eCYBERMISSION competition – STEM initiative. The eCYBERMISSION, administered by the National Science Teachers Association, promotes self-discovery and enables students to recognize the real-life applications of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).

Last winter the Alpha Team worked to evaluate the environmental status of Cahoon Creek. The team looked at the nitrogen and phosphorus chemicals in the creek soil and water, and determined the canopy cover along its length. Further details can be found in previous articles by conducting a search for “Cahoon Creek" on

The team then submitted their write-up of the project to be evaluated and scored by volunteer virtual judges. One judge commented, “This project was extremely well done and I'm very impressed. I'm also thankful that you were able to identify some well qualified mentors to aid in your investigation. That is one of the most crucial aspects of a successful and in-depth investigation! Great job!!”

Teams placing first in the state competition receive $1,000 per student in U.S. EE Savings Bonds and as regional semi-finalists, an additional $1,000 per student in EE Savings Bonds.

Khale​d, Leo and Nick conducted their STEM winter project as members of B.S.A. Sea Scout Ship 41. The Sea Scouts are a co-ed group looking for adventures in, around or on water. For additional details contact Richard Gash at or 440-829-7048.

Richard Gash

Adult leader with Sea Scout Ship 41, contact

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