2016-2017 EV Banquet Ends a Most Productive Year with many awards, honors and comedy. The two $500 EV Scholarships were awarded to Mackenzie and Isaac. 2139 EV Hours Complete. Thank You-Parents, Sponsors, School System, Volunteers, and Fans!
2017 WWHS EV Team $500 Scholarship
Deadline May 17, 2017
EV Scholarship Basics:
Two EV scholarships for $500 will be awarded to any West Wilkes High School EV students regardless of grade level. The scholarships will be awarded to students that have demonstrated superior work ethic and display of EV related accomplishments. The scholarship check will be made out to the student with proof of purchase for tuition, books, or other college type expenses. In the event the student selects a military route of higher learning then the check would be made out to the student directly upon proof of enlisting.
Applicant will submit:
1) A resume that outlines community involvement, jobs and EV Team accomplishments.
2) Essay that explains why they deserve the scholarship. (Financial need may be considered)
West Wilkes High School has a scholarship award committee that will review and make recommendations for the scholarship. Mr. Tolbert is not part of this undisclosed committee. Final selection will be made solely by the committee.
Tyler drives home the win for the EV Team during the Google Gravity Games Engineering Challenge. The EVent requires a vehicle to not only go the fastest down a hill (that is over 1 football field in length being propelled by gravity alone) but to store energy in some way while going down the hill and use it to travel back up the hill. Tyler drove the Charged Hawk the fastest down the hill and drove back up the hill nearly 350 feet.
The team was chosen to meet with our Governor, Roy Cooper, yesterday in Raleigh for North Carolina Environmental Quality Awards! During the event our team presented our Mazda Miata, STEM Cycle and STEP Challenge cars. Our team members also answered and explained to guests who had questions about our program, team and electric vehicles.
EV Team is awarded the honor of presenting EV program to Governor Cooper at the Department of Environmental Quality's Awards Ceremony in Raleigh.
Engineering and Design students bring home 1st place Drag Race, 1st place Battle Bot, and 3rd place Search & Rescue awarding them a 1st Place Overall Victory at WCC Robotics Competition.
2017 EV Challenge Results: 1st Place Overall Conversion, 2nd Place Overall STEM Cycle, 1st place in all track events, Unofficial 1st place in written test, results pending on all individual competitions.
STEAM Engine School- Hosted by Denton Farm Park for Steam Engine Certification. Tolbert will bring the experience into his classroom to teach work ethic, steam technology, safety, and how our forefathers used their technology.
EV TEAM Preps for EV Challenge. 5 days left before lock and load. EV Challenge drops the flag at the North Carolina Center for Automotive Research and NC State April 5-8.
Technology Engineering and Design Students successfully fabricate 2000 rpm motors from 2 paper clips, D battery, 3 rubber bands, and copper wire. MacGyver would be proud!
PIT Crew University presents careers and jobs in professional motor sports and their focus on pit crew and welding education opportunities in our back yard of Mooresville,NC -Thanks Mr. Schanen
Operation Work Day Proves Successful: Nissan Leaf Battery pack assembled mounted and ready to roll. Body and Roll Cage will complete the build.
Our newest member turns 16! Happy Sweet 16 Adam! You might wonder what a EV techy cake looks like...well, here it is...
Our Youngest EVer places 2nd in novice open off road class during Saturday night's regional RC Event. Open meaning any RC car gas or electric. 1st and 3rd were fossil fuel burners....
EV Shop Saturday reveals STEM cycle's battery protection system wireless communication. Now Mackenzie, Tyler and Adam can view the performance of each battery on smart device.
Tolbert breaks track record at The Race Place in Mountain City during A Main at 2.22 seconds and finishes 3rd overall in tough competition.
Thank you so much for your sponsorship. Shopping for a new phone? Head to Carolina West Wireless and tell them that WWHS EV team sent you ;)
West Wilkes High School EV Scholarship accepting donations on gofundme...Follow the link below to support the future educational goals of a deserving student or contact Mr Tolbert directly.
High Power Rocket Project! Ryan creates gofundme page to help fund a high power rocket project in our Honors Independent Study class.
Appstate Solar Vehicle Team arrives at the Hawks' Nest. SVT will simulate American Solar Challenge race day from WWHS Shop to Summit and Back. 8am - till dark Stop by and take a peak ;O)
EV 5th Period completes battery protection system wiring leaving final connections and software installation for Saturday. Davis attempts paint work prep on the Flying Hawk. The guys wrap up STEM cycle safety and control wiring. Team pictures to boot
Thank You Mrs. Woodie for using your professional talents taking team pictures today! We are so thankful we have you here at West Wilkes High School!
Iredell-Statesville Career Academy & Technical School (CATS) teachers tour EV shop to gain insight on their first EV conversion. We hope to support and compete with them on the track next year. Go CATS!
EV Extra: Team gains extra 5th period this week and accomplishes soldering battery protection system wiring harness, mounting electronics, Google Gravity Games "Flying Hawk" alignment plus paint prep and RC10GT to RC10ET chassis fabrication.