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Local Students Score Big at Solar Cup 2019

Oaks Christian and Calabasas High both bring home awards.

Post Date:05/20/2019 1:30 PM
After seven  months and many trials and tribulations the teams sponsored by Las Virgenes Municipal Water District (LVMWD) both finished their Solar Cup journey this past weekend bringing home awards.

In their first year competing, Oaks Christian won the First Place award in the rookie division. Calabasas High brought home honors for the Hottest-looking Boat in the veteran division.

Over 750 students representing 40 schools gathered at Lake Skinner May 17-19 in Temecula for three days of solar-powered boat racing.  The competition includes an endurance race using power captured by solar panels and a sprint competition utilizing power stored in batteries.  Additionally, throughout the seven months students take part in technical workshops, create a water conservation PSA and write technical reports on the design of their boats.

"Like many industries, the water industry is experiencing a generational turnover, and programs like Solar Cup provide the next generation of leaders a glimpse of the extensive opportunities the water industry offers.  All while getting to build and  race boats," Mike McNutt, LVMWD Public Affairs and Communication Manager commented after spending Saturday at the event.

Congratulations to both teams on a job well done!

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