The Brookwood Elementary Team, Good Vibrations, along with their coaches, parents, principals, and school district representatives attended the Battle of the Brains announcement event at Union Station. See a video here. Burns & McDonnell hosted the red carpet-style awards ceremony for the Top 20 finalists in their fifth annual Battle of the Brains competition.
As a finalist, the team will receive $2,500 to use towards STEM education.
Being a Top 20 Finalist put the Brookwood Team in the top 2 percent of the 840 submissions. There were more than 50,000 votes cast for the 20 finalists which counted for 30 percent of the judging. The judging criteria included creativity and inspiration to how engaging the exhibit can be with visitors.
A record 7,250 students participated in this year’s competition representing 270 schools from 50 school districts.
The winning team was Tonganoxie Middle School with their carnival inspired exhibit: Step Right Up!