This week, the Greenville High School Solar Car Team, the Iron Lions, competed in the National Solar Car Challenge that raced from Texas Motor Speedway to Mendota Heights, Minn. The team finished in first place, logging approximately 671.1 miles to be named national champions with a 121 mile lead over their other competitors.
Whenever the teams were stopped, if there was another team that needed help with engineering or car maintenance, the Iron Lions were quick to jump in to help with welding parts or anything else that needed to be done. Mr. Pitts told me "this isn't just a race about competition; it's about cooperation." These students definitely embody that mindset.
Two Solar Car team members were also inducted into the Solar Car Hall of Fame this year. Inductees are chosen from among solar car teams nationwide. Only those who truly “embody the spirit of the Solar Car Challenge” are inducted into the Hall of Fame. That description could not be more fitting of Ty White and Anakin Settle, both GHS students, that were two of only EIGHT students inducted nationwide. Very very cool!
For the full story on the Solar Car victory, click here.
Congrats to the Iron Lions on an outstanding victory!!!