The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School this week announced the winners of the January engineering challenge. First place went to Ben Tillman and Garrett Zeilinger; second place went to Savanna Aiello and Curtis Fisher; and third place went to the team of Lucas Dutton, Anders Nelson and Adam Bilodeau.

Led by science teacher Natalie Munn, the challenge was to create an energy-producing water wheel that makes use of water falling through a gutter spout. Students were given 45 minutes to construct the water wheel and they had to test the wheel using a gutter spout assembly. Groups were allowed to pour two full buckets of water through the gutter assembly. Based on the speed and amount of rotation of the wheel, the groups could generate energy via a motor attachment. The energy output was tabulated and the group with the highest output was named the winner.