The New Canaan High School's junior varsity Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science team took first place in the state results for the recent national competition, hosted by the University of New Haven.
The team's first-place finish in the state is the fifth consecutive ones. The team also is ranked first in the nation in its division.
The team members are Robbie Fusek, Chris Reik, Miles Turpin, Mia Carroll, Captain Ethan Geller, Griffin Edmonds and Charlie Pitteway. They are coached by Jeff Hague.
The three-hour competition pitted teams from high schools in a paper and pencil competition about a series of engineering problems centered around a particular theme. This year's theme was "Engineering tomorrow's cities."
Students, as teams of eight, used their engineering skills to tackle challenges in areas such as transportation, green space and fresh water supply.
Although the results of the national portion of the competition are not yet available, the state results are complete. The five Rams varsity teams all placing close together but just out of medaling range. They scored well enough, however, that the top three teams are within the top 10 percent of the nation in their division, according to a release from the organization.