SHS students participated in Kid Wind's regional competition

We all have been feeling the impact of the Kansas wind lately.  Whether it was blowing dust around, spreading grass fires, or providing a freezing wind chill, a group of SHS students has been learning how to harness its power.  

Sterling High instructor Ms. Sydney Wilson has been working with  Katie C., Maddie F., Jeremiah C., Lanae W. as well as other students on current methods being designed to capture the wind's power and produce electricity. The lessons have the students design a turbine, not those we see spread across Ellsworth or Ford counties, but one on a much smaller scale to harness wind energy and provide as much power as possible.  

The SHS students won the high school division at the Southcentral regional in Hutchinson, qualifying them for the state competition at Topeka in April. The turbine they designed produced just over 60 Joules/Watts which currently leads the state with four regionals to go. 

If someone would like to learn more about the Kid Wind Challenge or participate in the online competition, you can visit the Kid Wind website.