(Big Bend Sentinel Photo)
This month, students from Presidio High School will participate in the Solar Car Challenge.
The annual nationwide challenge was established in 1993 to motivate students in science and engineering. Each year, students and teachers choose to accept the challenge, and learn to design, engineer and build solar cars, which they ultimately race at the Texas Motor Speedway.
This year, motivated by Presidio ISD superintendent Dennis McEntire, students and faculty from Presidio High School and William Soza Early College High School accepted the challenge. Faculty members Rolando Gloria and Aimee Peralta attended the initial training with students in Fort Worth in August of last year.
The team is divided into different categories of skill and is comprised of the following students: Mace Galliete, Taylor Galliete, Tatum Galliete, Esequiel Hernandez and Asa Bishop, all of whom will be responsible for marketing and documentation; Alberto Rodriguez, Leslie Mendoza and Edwin Anaya, who are responsible for the electrical components; and Raul Rios, Gilberto Madrid, Sebastian Torres and Enrique Garcia, who are responsible for the mechanical aspects of the challenge.