PICKENS COUNTY — Two teams of Pickens County students competed in the International JetToy Competition in Detroit on April 22, claiming honors in several categories. The teams were judged in four categories: Weight, Distance, Accuracy, and Time.
The “Yates’ Greats” team from Chastain Road Elementary placed third in both Distance and Time. The team’s members are Caidence Lollis, Gabbie Juan, Hannah Lauber, and Halle Johnson.
The “Hashtag Pandas” team from Forest Acres Elementary placed third in the Weight category, and the team’s members are Olivia Bates, Gabrielle Warren, Miles Martin, and Julia Martin. These students rose to the top among more than 100 teams from across the country.
Teams from Pickens County have a history of success at the competition. Forest Acres Elementary has now participated in the competition for two years in a row, taking first place in Accuracy in 2014. In 2012, Clemson Elementary sent two teams to the competition, claiming awards in Distance and Weight in addition to winning the title of Grand Champion.