Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Local kids make good -- in a big way!

a trophy: hooray!The group of West Philly highschool engineers working on a car fueled by alternative energy sources (previously noted here) did the city proud this weekend: their sporty hybrid was judged the best car at a national competition for eco-cars, against big-time competition.
Among the 15 hybrid, solar and biofueled cars in this year's competition were vehicles from Toyota and Honda, and entries from major universities, independent auto enthusiasts and high schools from across the country.
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A modified Honda Insight broke the 100-mile-per-gallon barrier, but the West Philly vehicle was the best all-around performer in the five-category competition - acceleration, obstacle course, fuel efficiency, range and low pollution.
Good for the environment, good for the city, good for the kids!
Hauger said that the students were answering questions from people all day. Knight, a graduating senior who plans to become a mechanic and engineer, said he felt like a celebrity.
Amen to that kind of reinforcement. Congratulations to all involved!


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