The Home School team won the overall trophy at Saturday’s 27th annual Junior Solar Sprint design and racing competition for middle school students.
Runner-up among the 10 schools in the 47-entry event was St. Peter’s. The eight other participating schools were Central, Columbus Christian, Hauser, Franklin, Northside, St. Bartholomew, St. Mark and Taylorsville.
Students in the competition sponsored by Cummins Inc. are given a solar panel and a motor. They work with teachers and engineer volunteers to build small solar cars, Junior Solar Sprint director Justin Owen said.
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Jennifer Rumsey, vice president and chief technology officer for Cummins, welcomed 118 participating students (65 boys and 53 girls) and about 100 parents, teachers and other onlookers at Northside Middle School.
Here are the results.
First place: Noah Sherman and Thomas Leuhrmann, Home SchoolSecond place: Samridhi Lamba and Yestika Nischol, Central
Third place: Clare Hauersperger and Clare Lindberg, Home School
Finalist: Kate Russell and Juan Orozco, St. Bartholomew
Finalist: Anushka Nair, Kaylin DeHart and Ramya Kondapi, Northside
Design process: Noah Sherman and Thomas Leuhrmann, Home School
First place: Clare Hauersperger and Clare Lindberg, Home SchoolSecond place: Chad Kelly and Logan Cline, St. Peter’s
Third place: Peter Walden and Caleb Grore, St. Mark
Finalist: Ana Arre and Jessica Meza, St. Bartholomew
Finalist: Ricardo Roman and Jack Schiavello, St. Bartholomew
People’s Choice: Amber Johnson, Cody York and Audrey Culp, Franklin
Best Team Name: Lance Bruer, Evan Shake and Cade Whittington (The Dark Soul), Hauser
Hard Luck Award: Blake Day and James Thomack, St. Peter’s
Recycled Material: Lance Bruer, Evan Shake and Cade Whittington, Hauser
Team Spirit: Home School