High schools build ultimate stadiums

CHARLOTTE - The Carolina Panthers and Duke Energy teamed up to challenge select local high schools to use creativity, science, technology and engineering skills for the Ultimate High School Stadium Build competition.

Students were challenged with a simple premise. If your high school were to build its own NFL-style stadium, what would it look like? How would school spirit and traditions be incorporated into the design? What "next generation" ideas would the stadium have?

In addition to building scale models of their stadium, schools were asked to address a series of questions about their project and present their design concepts to a panel of industry experts during a timed presentation.

East Mecklenburg High School won the competition, while a pair of South Carolina high schools finished second and third - Indian Land and York Comprehensive.

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