Carole Bennage-Hernandez, a seventh-grade science teacher at Northwoods Middle, won a grant for her students to compete in the Junior Solar Sprint Challenge (JSS).
Supported by the U.S. Army since 2001, JSS offers resources to empower teachers, mentors, and other community members to engage 5th through 8th-grade students in the designing, building, and racing of model solar cars.
Students develop teamwork and problem-solving abilities, investigate environmental issues and gain hands-on STEM skills to build the fastest, most interesting, and best-crafted vehicle possible.
The South Carolina competition will be held in Myrtle Beach on March 31 - April 2, 2019. The grant, provided by the non-profit Science Buddies, covers the cost of supplies and travel for the Northwoods Middle team.