Thursday, June 16, 2011

Spotlight on the Ninth Grade, Southwest Region, First Place Team; Sleepy Heads

Team Name: Sleepy Heads
Region: Southwest
Grade: 9
School: Byng Junior High School
City, State: Ada, Oklahoma
Team Advisor: Deborah Cornelison
Students: Andrea Burnsworth, Andrew Daniel, Haley Robertson, Dylan West
Mission Challenge: Food, Health and Fitness

Team “Sleepy Heads” was recognized by judges for its investigation of the effects of sleep deprivation on teenagers. The team conducted multiple experiments that included surveys, sleep diaries and sleep monitoring devices called “Sleeptrackers” to help them better understand the sleeping habits of their peers. The data they collected showed that most students are sleepy at school because they don’t get enough sleep and are not aware of proper sleeping habits. The team created a website based on its project and hope to continue to educate local schools and the community on the effects of sleep deprivation and the importance of getting a good night’s sleep.

Each student on "Dr. MED" has won $3,000.00 in U.S. EE Savings Bonds, a certificate of recognition from the U.S. Army, and an expenses-paid trip to the National Judging and Educational Event in Washington D.C. in June to present their final projects and compete for an additional $5,000.00 in U.S. EE Savings Bonds.

To view the full list of the 2010-2011 eCYBERMISSION state and regional winning teams, click here.

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