High School Student’s Team Places 2nd in KidWind Challenge

Team "Blowin in the Wind" including Gretta Bartow from Broadalbin Perth High School, Christina Bell from Waterford Halfmoon High School, and Michael Jacques from Tamarac High School

Team “Blowin in the Wind” including Gretta Bartow from Broadalbin Perth High School, Christina Bell from Waterford Halfmoon High School, and Michael Jacques from Tamarac High School

Congratulations to Tamarac 11th grader Michael Jacques! He and his teammates placed 2nd in the Regional KidWind Challenge Competition and are headed to the National Competition in Texas.

Three teams consisting of juniors from the Clean Technologies & Sustainable Industries Early College High School Program competed at the Regional KidWind Challenge Competition at GE Renewable Energy Learning Center in Niskayuna, New York on Saturday, April 13th.  KidWind is a national competition where students design, build, and test a wind turbine, to see who can create the most efficient machine that produces the most energy. Students are also evaluated on the documentation process of their wind turbine creation and their knowledge of wind power. Team “Blowin in the Wind” including Gretta Bartow from Broadalbin Perth High School, Christina Bell from Waterford Halfmoon High School, and Michael Jacques from Tamarac High School placed second and have won a spot at the AWEA National Kid Wind Competition in Houston, Texas.