This past Monday the contenders ( a group similar to the boy scouts) came and visited our shop. During their visit the sons and their fathers got to have their hand at changing tires, and changing oil. Everyone had a lot of fun, and everyone learned something.
The EV Team learned how to change their own oil, this was a new experience for us. Electric cars don't have a need for oil, but being all of our students drive a gas car it was something great to learn.
This past week the EV Team set up to do Trunk or Treat for Halloween. For two hours, Ethan and Ashley passed out candy, and Mr. Tolbert gave hay rides on our cushman. It was a lot of fun, and we saw nearly 150 kids.
This past weekend the EV Team went to the NEAT Rally. At NEAT we are tested on range, autocross, acceleration, jeopardy, troubleshooting, and range.
First place: Acceleration truck
Second place: Autocross truck and range truck
This event is not just tests, and races, it is also a place to get to know other students and people in the community that are into the same things. During this event we have lunch and dinner with students from all over, and we get to talk about what we are doing with our team, and different things like that. Also, even though this is a friendly competition, and if a school is in trouble we help them out. One example of this is where we were pushing our cars to the start line, and some team members from Topsail High helped us.
All in all this is a very fun event, and our next big event like this is the EV Challenge and we will be going to that the first weekend in April.
The EV Team will be attending this years Apple Festival. If you are going to be in the Wilkes County area, please come out and support your local Black Hawks. We will be there all day, at this event we will be showcasing the Miata, and talking about solar charging. We will also be talking about our events coming up, and how the car is put together. If you are interested we will be in the lot right behind the Journal Patriot.
To get more info on the the Apple Festival please go to: http://www.applefestival.net/n_index.php
West High's EV Team