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Operation Lifeline Innovation Challenge District Finalists Announced

Operation Lifeline Innovation Challenge District Finalists Announced

For our third-annual Innovation Challenge, Operation Lifeline, a hypothetical 8.0 magnitude earthquake devastated our area. Our students formed teams to plan, problem-solve, create, and design medical packs to deliver supplies to those affected by the disaster. 

An Innovation Challenge is an opportunity for students to employ innovation and creative problem-solving skills to create a solution to a problem. This Innovation Challenge is being put on in partnership with JASON Learning and Day of Design Challenges. Klein ISD was recently recognized by the Houston Business Journal for its Innovation Challenges and Operation Lifeline has definitely lived up to that reputation! 

We were overwhelmed by the creativity and innovation that we saw on the Day of Design and we want to thank everyone for their participation. We would also like to extend a huge congratulations to our finalists!

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

Team CampusTeam Coach(es)Team Members
Haude ElementarySarah CarterTucker Schindewolf
Alexandra Oustifine
Payton Tran
Eli Hopp
Piper Mangrum
Greenwood Forest ElementaryStacie Tackett,
Ann Partridge,
Jamie Haynie
Sasha Logan
Denton Murland
Sumi Lee
Bruce Novacek
Cherish Weddington
Iverson Joshua
French ElementaryTammy HinoteMolly Harrison
Akif Momin
Juliet Jones
Miraan Maknojiya
Robyn Johansson

3rd Grade – 5th Grade

Team CampusTeam Coach(es)Team Members
Hassler ElementaryMarianne Hattrup,
Vijaya Kavalipurapu,
Yanan Angela Zhang
Jayani Konduru
Juliana Ye
Mia Stapleton
Anjali Bean
Hassler ElementaryMarianne Hattrup (Teacher),
Susan Ng (Parent),
Wendy Nelson (Parent)
Lukas Christensen
Charlie Cook
Brady Nelson
Soham Mehta
French ElementaryMarla SavoieBryce Burke
Addilyn Burton
Jameson Cox
Zach Robison
Gabby Zarco-Teitelbaum

6th Grade – 8th Grade

Team CampusTeam Coach(es)Team Members
Kleb IntermediateAngela BlanchardAllen Blanchard
Salvador Pedroza
Danielle Anchondo
Alex Herrera
Schindewolf IntermediateTeresa HurtadoMysha Jagsi
Zach Tunner,
Rishab Nair
Jarod Robertson
Doerre IntermediateOfficer Kimberly LopezJack Henry White
Johnathan Zhao
Luke Heiman
Calvin Heiman
Joshua McGown
Strack IntermediateJennifer HamiltonSofia Herrera
Zofia Zielinska
Meara O'Neil

9th Grade – 12th Grade

Team CampusTeam Coach(es)Team Members
Klein Cain High SchoolWendy AveryGeorge Fakes
Victoria Christoffersen
Lyla Vargas
Kirsten Kerr
Klein Oak High SchoolEd GilesAnnika Esseku
Sofia Borges Ochoa
Anisah Khan
Klein Oak High SchoolAnn ButtsRishabh Ghosh
Jaycie Silhan
Jayasurya Dileep
Vishal Setlur
Rebecca Wilson


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