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Broward County Students Compete in Solar Car Challenge

After working eight to 12 hours a day during the summer of 2010 on their student-built solar car, a group of dedicated students at South Plantation High School in Broward County placed second in the nation in the classic division of the 2010 Hunt-Winston Solar Car Challenge in July 2010. The race lasted eight days and covered an 850 mile route through 45 cities from Fort Worth, Texas to Boulder, Colo. Under the direction of teacher Allan Phipps, a 2011 Florida Department of Education/Macy’s Teacher of the Year finalist, the students developed and built the Solar Knight II to rigorous structural and engineering requirements. The car placed in the top spot four out of seven race days earning second place in the classic division and fourth overall. For more information about the Hunt-Winston Solar Car Challenge visit www.winstonsolar.org/challenge/. For more information about the solar program at South Plantation High School visit www.sphssolarknights.info/ or contact teacher Allan Phipps at . Great work!

Pictured back row left to right: Michelle Hindle, Valeria Saetta, Arianne Deshaies, Daniella Saetta, Evan Sadlon, Jason Rosen, Ben Rosenthal, Jessica Millar.  Front: Allan Phipps Picture of the solar car. The solar car in action.

(Pictured back row left to right: Michelle Hindle, Valeria Saetta, Arianne Deshaies, Daniella Saetta, Evan Sadlon, Jason Rosen, Ben Rosenthal, Jessica Millar. Front: Allan Phipps)