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Students Come Together to Make a Difference During the Second Annual Sparkathon

During the second annual Dwight Schools Global Sparkathon, 108 keen design students across the Dwight network of schools competed in 36 different teams.

This year, Sparkathon was inspired by the Conrad Challenge — with participants designing an innovation that solves an important problem in the categories of Aerospace and Aviation, Energy and Environment, Cyber Technology and Security, and Health and Nutrition. 

We're delighted to announce our winning teams! 

First Place – Franklin School

CardiSense by Zdelse | Category: Health and Nutrition 

Second Place – Shanghai Qibao Dwight High School

Micro-Power | Category: Energy and Environment

Third Place – Dwight School Seoul

Sparkologists | Category: Health and Nutrition

Middle School First Place Winners – Dwight School Seoul

Magical Potatoes | Category: Health and Nutrition

More than just competing to win, however, Sparkathon participants came together to support and inspire each other.

As Director of Global Spark Programs and Head of Design Lesa Wang said, “​​Having kids connect on the same four challenges and getting a global perspective on their ideas is truly a unique Dwight experience. Students from our campuses around the globe shared their progress, needs, and goals with each other. Students supported peers at other campuses and helped problem-solve each other's projects — they love doing research and sharing facts with each other.”

The expansion to four challenge categories in Sparkathon’s second year also garnered more interest. “It was fascinating to see what students chose to tackle,” said Ms. Wang, “complex problems like space debris, wearable tech, and engineering solutions. I also found it amazing that not one student team asked for information on the prize.”

Here is a complete list of our Dwight New York teams’ projects and participants:

Category 1 | Aerospace and Aviation
  • Space Sweepers: Albane Baniol ’25, Dominic Seward ’25, Avalon Zucker ’25, Isadora Zucker ’25
  • Space Debris Collector: Ainsley Camporine ’30, Aaryav Sinha ’30, Owen Wallis ’30
Category 2 | Cyber Technology and Security
  • pPQHTTP: Adrian Fang ’25
Category 3 | Energy and Environment
  • Conscious Consumer: Daniel Barnes ’26, Zachary Lehr ’26
  • Nothing to Waste: August Pallad ’26, Ofer Rubin ’26, Jackson Shell ’26
  • Dwight Growing: Abby Hostvedt ’29, Sienna Koball ’29, Anya Mathew ’29
Category 4 | Health and Nutrition
  • FlexPulse - Wearable Biotech: Aryan Kapoor ’26, Vicente Ribeiro ’26
  • Nutragram: Erik Boneta ’27, Sophia Wallis ’27
  • Don’t Let Dye be the Reason You Die: Lara Arnold ’29, Madeline Zolotkovsky ’29
  • MedWeb: Chloe d’Aboville ’30, Blanche Fallevoz ’30

The incredible hard work, creativity, and collaboration of our students make the world a better place, and for that, we applaud them! 

Please join us in congratulating ALL of the participants and winners!