Earning awards, and the right to represent HMA at the MESA regional competition on April 18 in Santa Barbara, were:
- Busher Bridi, Lana Bridi and Michael Cook, 1st place in Team Math.
- Audry Garcia, Leena Leyva and Kenzie Milhouse, 2nd place in Team Math
- Natalie Lusk, 1st place for Human Heart Model.
- Carlos Mota, 3rd place for Mousetrap Car.
- Eduardo Mena and Jonathan Tapia, 2nd place for Balsawood Bridges.
- Jose Magana and Gerry Villalobos, 3rd place for Balsawood Bridges.
The MESA program at CSU Fresno has been serving students in the Central San Joaquin Valley since 1980. Statewide, it has an even longer history, with more than 40 years of service to California’s students.
Since its founding at UC Berkeley in 1970, MESA has encouraged students, especially those from under-served populations, to learn about math, engineering and science in new and exciting ways.
MESA also has a tradition of preparing students to attend four-year colleges and universities. Numerous MESA alumni go on to graduate with math and science-based degrees and enter professions in these fields.
Locally, MESA is sponsored by the Lyles College of Engineering at Fresno State.
HMA school officials credited the math department at HMA, and all the teachers who have supported the MESA program.