Saturday, May 29, 2010

IN THE NEWS: Solar Sailors from Scripps Score

A group of Scripps Ranch High School students crowded around their 15-foot solar-powered boat like proud parents.

It took seven months of working in class and after school to build the boat. But it was worth it, they said. The team placed first in the newcomer’s division of the Solar Cup Competition, a statewide race sponsored by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California that challenged high school students to build vessels powered by the sun.