The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

Top News

August 27, 2013

Council taking time to honor ‘Iron Lion’

GREENVILLE — A successful racing team from Greenville High School will have another moment in the sun this evening.

The GHS Solar Team is scheduled to be honored at the start of tonight’s regular session agenda of the Greenville City Council. The meeting is set to begin at 6 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 2821 Washington Street.

Mayor Steve Reid intends to read a proclamation whereby the City of Greenville commends the team and its entry, the Iron Lion.

The Iron Lion finished in second place in the 2013 Solar Car Challenge.

The team completed the eight-day cross country race in Los Angeles on July 30. The race began July 22 at Texas Motor Speedway.

The car was built from the ground up by the team, who took turns driving, while others mapped out, using physics and mathematics, how fast the car can go while keeping the energy it received from the sun from depleting.

The five drivers are Jose Casteneda, Jake White, Devin Siems, Phillip Malone and Caleb Bryan. The racers made seven stops in four different states, including a stop in Carlsbad, N.M. and Wickenburg, Ariz.

The Solar Car Challenge began in 1993 as a high school extracurricular activity, according to the SCC website. More than 65 schools in 20 states now take part in the challenge.

The Solar Car Challenge is designed to motivate students in science, engineering and alternative energy.

1
Text Only
Top News
House Ads
Featured Ads
Poll

Does Dallas head coach Jason Garrett need for the Cowboys to make the playoffs during the 2014 football season to keep his job?

Yes
No
Who knows with Jerry Jones as owner?
     View Results
Facebook
AP Video
13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe Raw: Big Rig Stuck in Illinois Swamp
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Real Estate News