Manila EAST does well in electric vehicle rally
Manila EAST students made a winning appearance at their first electric vehicle rally held Friday, May 12, at the Arkansas State Fairgrounds.
Christy Woody, EAST Initiative Facilitator, applied for and received a grant to give her students the opportunity to build the electric vehicle and compete at the annual event.
Manila EAST students would like to thank Brad Harrison and Mississippi County Electric for making this opportunity possible. MCEC provided a grant to cover expenses for the parts to build this Electric Go-Cart.
Eighteen cars from across the state competed. Manila's team competed in Acceleration, Autocross, Troubleshooting, and Quiz Bowl events. There was a range competition for endurance but it was canceled due to rain.
Manila's team placed second in Acceleration and tied for first with Hillcrest High School in troubleshooting
“Our kids had a great experience and learned a lot about how electric vehicles operate, and how important they can be as we look for alternative fuel sources,” Wooday said.
Team members are: Andrew Vassar - Crew Chief, Denny Campbell, David Keys, Vivian Pryor, Rowdy Rosebrock, Ryan Davison, Peyton Eudy, and Alissa DeLong. Jacob Adams served as our photographer/videographer.
Schools competing were, Arkansas Tech Career Center, Arkansas Career Training Institute, Bryant High School, Cabot High School, Corning High School, Fayetteville High school - Agri, Fayetteville High School - Engineering, Hamburg High School, Hillcrest High School, Hellstern Middle School, Mabelvale Middle School, Paragould High School, Prairie Grove High School, Ramay Junior High School, Viola High School, and Woodland Jr High School.