Xavier’s Engineering Team Takes 1st Place in State Competition


HAMDEN, Conn. (WTNH) – Xavier High School’s Engineering Team took first place in the statewide Real World Design Challenge at Quinnipiac University on January 15th. The challenge was to design an Unmanned Aircraft System with remote vehicle elements and create a business plan for the commercial operations of the system.

The Xavier Team created a 90 page technical report and gave a 20 minutes presentation in front of Pratt and Whitney Judges. They faced strong competition from other local schools but ended up walking away with the top honors.  Now the team of  7 students along with their team moderator will compete in the national competition in Washington DC this April.
Congratulations to our school’s Engineering Team: Keith Cestaro, ’17, Roham Hussain, ’18, Mihir Khunte, ’17, Robert Larese, ’17, Noah McGuinness, ’18, Vincent Salabarria, ’18, and Anthony Tedeschi, ’18, and team moderator Mr. Shannon Copeland.

Xavier is a Catholic college preparatory school in Middletown, CT.


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