Swann and Reynolds place eighth in International SeaPerch Challenge

Luke Swann and Channing Reynolds, who make up Team Poseidon Version Two (TPV2), did an amazing job again at the 2018 International SeaPerch Challenge competition June 2 and 3 at the University of Massachusetts at North Dartmouth.

Swann and Reynolds, both eighth graders at Northumberland Middle School, qualified for this competition for the third year in a row and they were thrilled when the final results were released as each year they get better and better, reported Holly Swann.

TPV2 placed eighth overall for the middle school division, among 85 schools competing from all over the world. TPV2 also placed sixth in the underwater puzzle challenge, seventh in the underwater rings obstacle and 26th in the engineering notebook requirement, said Holly Swann.

Swann and Reynolds look forward to entering the high school division next year and are already thinking of new ways to make their SeaPerch vehicle faster as well as improve their engineering notebook submission, she said.

They thanked talented and gifted instructor Shauna McCranie, the Northumberland Association for Progressive Stewardship, their parents and the community for supporting their efforts, said Holly Swann.