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Meet The 6 Teams Representing The Kansas State School For The Blind!

Updated: Jun 8, 2023


On June 9th, Make48 and the Kansas School for the Blind will launch the second regional competition in Kansas City, Kansas! Six teams will work with companies and organizations to create a solution for the challenge, to be given at the start of the competition.






With a crew of tool techs and mentors, teams will also have a helping hand from students who competed last year! Addie, Iris, Riley, and Callie will return to Make48 with Kinnick Woolley and Chelsea Tunget (first timers!) who will be there for support and will act as alternates for the teams.


One important aspect of the KSSB competition are the team captains. Team Captains will lead and help the kids maneuver through the innovation steps to create a prototype in just 2 days. These captains will come from companies and organizations who are truly passionate about bringing accessibility and inclusivity to STEM education and careers. A few of these companies include MTI Events, Belle Plaines School District, Cyderes, The DeBruce Foundation, Wet & Forget and The Blind Spot.


Now meet the KSSB teams!


The Three Rocketeers



Lupita Tomas-Matias, Darby Reimer and Mary Flowers





Nuts and Bolts



Ben Webster, Mara Hug and Kate Engle





Fusion Force



Jace Lyden, Viviana Petelin and Ethan Benjamin





DNAwesome



Svetlana Ehlers, Richie Tienter and Ava Winters




The Innovators



Sydney Parcell, Nehemiah Perez and Gauge Nelson




The Machine Heads


Jaxon Wood, Ty Pennington and Mykah Pedersen




Make48 Alternates & Support


Chelsea Tunget, Kinnick Woolley and Riley Warrick (top row) Addie Bartels, Iris Chambers, Callie Dyches and Addie Bartels (bottom row) will be onsite to help the teams.




There are still a couple spots available for Team Captains and additional sponsorships. To learn more about these opportunities, reach out to David Marshall at david@make48.com




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