Four Hope Street Academy students took first place with their small-scale wind turbines in the KidWind Wind Turbine competition at Kansas State University on Saturday, April 16. Quincy McCord, Dakota May, Davyan Jones, and Chaz Graber created their turbines from scratch using recyclable materials.
Along with making a wind turbine, the HSA students had to create a poster explaining why and how they built their turbines, the total cost, and a description of the blades that they used. The judges based their scores on poster creativity and information, and the energy produced by the wind turbine.
The four students from Hope Street also won two other awards: Best Technical Poster and Most Energy Produced.