“These students deserve a huge congratulations,” said Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins. “Erie High School and the State of Kansas are incredibly proud of their achievements. They were competing against our nation’s brightest young engineers, that had more funding and more resources, but with hard work and ingenuity they stood out over 100,000 entries to become one of five finalists. It is truly inspiring to follow stories like this coming from Eastern Kansas, and I am particularly pleased to see this was an all-female team in a field that is currently dominated by males. I challenge them to not let their ideas and creativity end this week and continue to be a role model for all of us.”
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