Olathe East Wins $20,000 in Battle of the Brains

Dec. 1, 2017 ~ Olathe East High School placed third in the Burns & McDonnell Battle of the Brains competition. As winners of the Spartan Award, Olathe East received $20,000 in grants. The funds may go toward scholarships for students interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) camps, lab equipment or technology enhancements.

photo of East teachers and students who won the Spartan AwardQuest Sponsors Beth Welland and Tish Varraveto worked with students to bring their project, The Magic of Magnets, to fruition.

“The Quest students that volunteered for this project spent over 40 hours working on the plan and proposal,” Olathe East Principal Kerry Lane said. “They learned a lot about collaboration, planning, perseverance and how challenging it is to have a group come together and all row in the same direction. We are proud of our students!”