From the Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County:
Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County is proud to announce the participation of the 2015 Junior Solar Sprint team from the Windsor Valley Boys & Girls Clubs in the annual White House Science Fair, being held today at the White House.
Teams from around the region participated in the Junior Solar Sprint competition on Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) in April 2015, sponsored by the Army Education and Outreach Program. The team from Windsor Valley won first place and was invited to attend the national competition in Dallas, Texas, held during the Technology Students of America’s annual convention, in July 2015.
Originally the team had three girls, Adriana Pusey, Jordan West, and Kaylah Cain-Ward, sixth grade students at Magnolia Middle School and Club members at the Windsor Valley Boys & Girls Club. While at the original competition on APG, they were joined by Destani Cullari, from the Cecil County Boys & Girls Clubs. These four girls worked together to create 7 different solar powered cars–while making memories that will last a lifetime. They were surprised to receive the call last week, informing them of the invitation to attend the White House Science Fair.
“It’s been an amazing experience to see how one small project developed into so many opportunities.” Team mentor, Ms. Chrissandra Jackson, spoke about their experience, “I think it’s awesome how the girls and I turned the idea, ‘we can do this’ into actually doing it. They’ve surpassed my expectations and that’s usually pretty hard because I always set the bar high.”
The team is spending two days in Washington D.C. They will meet with Congressman Dutch Ruppersburger at his office in addition to participating in the event at the White House.