After spending more than a year improving their solar car to be more efficient and aerodynamic, and a week driving the "Saint Helios" cross-country from Texas to California, our Solar Car Team won 1st Place in the Electric-Solar Powered Division of the National Solar Car Challenge! This was the team's sixth year to race and first time to top their division.
The team also won three other awards throughout the race:
Pi-Top Laptop Award, presented to the team that made the best use of the Pi-Top Laptop within their high school solar car project.
Michael Foree Award, presented to the team best utilizing Computer Technology and Software Design in the production and racing of their solar car.
Order of the Solar Cell (Michael Smat '18, headed to USC), presented to extraordinary students deeply committed to solar car racing.
Guided by three Faculty Advisors - Lyle Crossley, Janet Trammell and Joe Morris - the Solar Car Team consists of 20 Upper School students who plan, design and build all aspects of the car. Students also gain valuable business knowledge and experience in marketing, sales, customer relationship management, finance and accounting.
To learn more about the Solar Car Team, including sponsorship opportunities and race details, visit aseschool.org/SolarCar.
All Saints’ Episcopal School is a leading college preparatory day school in Fort Worth, Texas. Grounded in the Episcopal school tradition, All Saints’ offers programming of national distinction in the academic, fine art, athletic and spiritual disciplines, which brings to life our philosophy of promoting each student’s individual genius within.