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Mr. Dayton’s Tech Classes Harness the Power of the Sun

Submitted by david.thacker on Tue, 10/25/2011 - 14:24
By Tristan Anderson—Assistant Editor-in-Chief

For the past few weeks Mr. Dayton and his 6th and 7th period classes have been building, designing, and racing solar powered cars. The classes seemed to enjoy building their own cars and getting to race, especially those taking home wins!

Students used kits that contained small pocket sized solar panels, thin wooden blocks, plastic tires, motors, and small plastic gears to build their cars. Students cut, sanded, painted and assembled their own cars. After they were built, students tested their cars and made any final changes to their designs.

Sixth period’s top three winners were: Third place- Mitchel Hunter, Second place- Blake Wiscombe, and First place- Oscar Yanez!

Seventh period’s top three winners were: Third place- Thomas Dymock, Second place- Brayden Adams, and First place- Tyler Mitchell!

Be sure to congratulate these six students when you see them in the halls!