Solar Car Competition Heats Up CCHS

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Students in the Physics class of Maxine Dawson and the Agricultural Science class of Bill Bowman participated in the Solar Car Competition 2010 Wednesday morning at Cannon County High School.

The objective of the competition was to design and build a solar-powered vehicle that could complete in a variety of racing tests.

It was held in recognition of Earth Day 2010, which is Thursday.

Participating teams were provided a solar panel, a motor and a set of wheels. The teams were urged to use other recycled materials in construction of the solar-powered vehicles. Supplies for the cars were purchased with a grant from the Cannon County Youth Dream Foundation.

Prizes and awards were provided by St. Clair Solar (Lawrence McCoy), Astera Business Solutions/Astera Green (Kiffin McCoy), Dollar General (David Rogers), Autozone (Avery Youngblood), Sonic of Woodbury (Casey Robertson) and Hardee's of Woodbury (Brandy Parker).

The length of the racetrack was 34 feet.

A prize of $25 was awarded to the point leader. Additional prize categories were for fastest, greatest distance in a straight line, and best design.

1st place  Team 13 — Chantel Neal and Alex Pitts

2nd place Team 11 — Kelli Merriman and Grady Tenpenny

Go the farthest in a straight line:

1st place Team 13 — Chantel Neal and Alex Pitts
2nd place Team 5 — Heather George and Adam McClure

Design (Tied for 1st):

Team 4 — Cameron Frankum and Austin Higgins

Team 11 — Kelli Merriman and Grady Tenpenny

Best all around:

1st place — Team 13 Alex Pitts and Chantel Neal

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April 22, 2010 at 1:05pm
Very Cool! Way to go Mrs. Dawson and Mr. Bowman.
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