Local Students Earn Their Way To A National Competition

Local Students Earn Their Way To A National Competition

SAN ANTONIO -It's a big week for Christian Butler, Kenya Thomas and Evan Orlandi.

The three local students don't even go to the same school but since last August they've been working together on weekends and off hours on renewable energy in the form of a wind turbine.

According to Christian what makes their design special is the very high gear ratio .

Just recently the students took first place at the National Association of Black Engineers Conference. And now this week in Anaheim, California they are competing in the National Kid Wind Challenge and as you might expect they are excited to see their hard work pay off.

The competition kicks off this Wednesday, where more than 200 students will be competing across the country.

The teams will be judged according to wind tunnel performance, turbine review and documentation, instant challenges and content knowledge.

We will know the winner of the $1000 cash prize by Thursday evening.

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