The basic structure can be used over and over again and last about ten years.
G Masters, an electric racecar built by students at Gardner Newman Middle School in LaGrange will compete Saturday in the first-ever diversepower Grand Prix. ARLINDA SMITH BROADY/AJC
“What else can buy for $5,000 for a school that will last ten years?” said Chip Giles, principal of Long Cane Middle School in
His school got started a year ago and have now become state ambassadors.
“I’d like to see this in every school in the state,” he said.
For those who aren’t convinced the GreenpowerUSA cars are a great way to get kids excited about learning, Giles invites you to the Diversepower Grand Prix this weekend at LaGrange College.
"Pinkie" was built by students from San Benito High School in San Benito, Texas. The students traveled to LaGrange, GA to compete in the first-ever diversepower Grand Prix Saturday. ARLINDA SMITH BROADY/AJC
Teams from as far as South Texas and Central Florida are among the contestants vying for the first-ever trophies from a Georgia-based competition of this kind.
If you go:
diversepower Grand Prix
Gates open at 6 a.m. Saturday. The first race starts at 8:45 a.m. with awards ceremony at 5 p.m.
LaGrange College, 801 Dallis Street, LaGrange
Free admission. Food trucks will be on site.