Past High School Changemaker Challenge Winners

2017-18 Winners

1st Place (tie) – Boonville High School (4-year, full-tuition scholarships to each team member)

H.E.L.P. Reporting & Emergency Response App. Team members are: Caleb McKinney, Jordan McKinney, and Bo Smith. Their coach is Emily Strahle.

1st Place (tie) – Castle High School (4-year, full-tuition scholarships to each team member)

Young adults, of a legal age, are making the decision to drink and drive. Team strives to make the decision of choosing not to drive easier fo them when they are in social situations. Team members are: Alley Metzger, Madelyn Schroeder, Claire Stephens. Their coaches are Abby Busing and Emily Garrett.

2nd Place – Central High School ($5,000 UE scholarship to each team member)

Parents with children who have food allergies may have difficulties with finding establishments with optimum food options that are specific to that child's needs. Team's mission is to bring families together with the ability to go out to eat in a safe environment with ease. Team members are: Alley Metzger, Madelyn Schroeder, Claire Stephens. Their coach is Brad Lamey.

3rd Place – Bosse High School ($2,500 UE scholarship to each team member)

Designing an art garden wetland project in downtown Evansville. Team members are: Sara Haynie and Robert Lopez. Their coach is Amy Hood.

4th Place – Mater Dei High School ($1,000 UE scholarship to each team member)

While abuse saddens us, we need to be aware of the aftermath of abuse. Abuse is a precursor to some of society's greatest ills. Where do we begin? Team members are: Sydney Brust, Abbey Chapmman, Gwendolyn Thompson. Their coach is Donna Lefler.

2016-17 Winners

1st Place – Mater Dei, Piece by Peace, (four-year, full-tuition scholarships to each team member)

Team has developed a game to help the victims of bullying cope with their situation. Team members are: Austin Bowen, Michaela Kunkler, and Noah Harrison. Their coach is Donna Lefler.

2nd Place – Jasper, Wildcat Innovation, ($5,000 UE scholarship to each team member)

Team has developed an enhancement on the DaVinci medical robot. Team members are: Noah Mehringer, Nick Pieper, and Jordan Mehringer. Their coaches are Alalie Schroering and Fred Routson.

3rd Place – Gibson Southern, Smart Waste Bins, ($2,500 UE scholarship to each team member)

Team introduced the idea of bringing smart waste pins to Vanderburgh and surrounding counties to help reduce wasted resources in waste disposal. Team members are Julia Angermeier, Kalea Garrett, and Hayley Doty. Their coach is Tara Sorg.

4th Place – Central, Gills for Good, ($1,000 UE scholarship to each team member)

Team is utilizing aquaponics to help alleviate hunger and build the school community. Team members are Meredith Ziliak, Alison Windle, and Warren McWilliams. Their coaches are Brad Lamey and Kim McWilliams.


2015-16 Winners

1st Place – Castle, Communitree, (4-year, full-tuition scholarships to each team member)

Team aims to address the lack of Wi-Fi and electricity at parks and outdoor locations. They designed a tree-shaped Wi-Fi hot spot with electrical outlets for plugging in devices while outside enjoying nature. Team members are: Austin Fonseca, Cody Smith, and Hannah Jaramillo. Their coaches are Emily Strahle and Shannon Hart.

2nd Place – Mater Dei, Second Chance, ($5,000 UE scholarship to each team member)

Team addresses Adult Category 2 Homelessness among all demographics of Vanderburgh County. Team members are: Robert bow, Kyle Cutrell, and Morgan Goebel. Their coach is Donna Lefler.

3rd Place – New Tech Institute, Poems From Patriots, ($2,500 UE scholarship to each team member)

Team endeavors to assist veterans who suffer with PTSD and related mental illnesses. Team members are Evan Stroud, December Egan, and Emily Buehn. Their coach is Jennifer Hopkins.

4th Place – North, Standing Together, ($1,000 UE scholarship to each team member)

Team strives to raise awareness of and decrease the incidence of bullying in the community. Team members are Katlyn Hands, Kayla Hands, and Katelyn Brown. Their coach is Mechelle Gilles.


Congratulations to ALL the competitors and coaches of the High School Changemaker Challenge. You make us proud and we’d love to have all of you at UE!

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