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East Meck wins Panthers design event

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- BRIAN CHRISTIANSEN
East Mecklenburg students who won the “Ultimate High School Stadium Build” are flanked by Duke Energy and Bank of America officials. Starting second from left: Tin Phan, Eric Masters, Michael Fredenberg, Matthew Espinosa, William Lewis. Far left: Rodney Gaddy, Duke Energy vice president of administrative services; far right, Scott Paul, Bank of America Stadium director of stadium operations.

East Mecklenburg High’s entry was chosen the winner of the first Carolina Panthers/Duke Energy “Ultimate High School Stadium Build” competition, earning a $2,500 grant for the school.

East Mecklenburg’s “Eagle’s Nest Stadium” took two months to plan and build. In addition to building a 3-by-3-foot scale model of their NFL-style stadium concept, students were challenged with a variety of design elements including energy efficiency and sustainability, fan amenities, technology and safety processes. Schools were provided a $500 materials stipend from the Panthers and Duke Energy.

The grant money will help support East Mecklenburg’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math programs. A.L. Brown High was runner-up, Phillip O. Berry Academy third.

Reid Creager

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