There were 15 HS division KidWind teams and seven HS Solar Division teams competing at the Eastern Regional Competition Mar 22, 2023. Team Aztec, Team Hungry Chickens and Team AirBenders move on to state competition!
Team Aztec’s solar irrigation system racked up the superlative awards by taking home “People’s Choice” Award, Solar Geek Award (for best knowledge test score) and “Circuit Master” Award (for the most comprehensive knowledge of the circuitry). Team members include Seneca Register, Kevin Parker, Ammon Rawlings, Timmie Edwards, Anthony Forwalt and Aidan Gibson.
Team Hungry Chickens (Peyton Bosmans and Jaxx Leibhart) took home third place and an invitation to state competition with their solar-powered chicken feeder.
The Wind Wizard Team (Phillip Johnson, Colson Turner, James Stephens) took home the Sportsmanship Award in the Kidwind Generator division.
The Goon Squad team impressed the judges with their thorough presentation and engineering design process. Team members include Nick Evans, Eli Robbins, Shelby Huffaker, Lindsey Greer, Jacob MIller and Aiden Hall.
The AirBenders team took home both the Wind Geek award (for the best score on the knowledge test) and third place for their creative and innovative wind turbine design. Team members include: Kyle Nester, Katie Lutz, Liam Lutz, Emma Forbes, Jaylen Marble, Patrick Leslie and Jackson Elliott.