Co2 race

During the The Duncan Area Economic Development Foundation (DAEDF)'s Duncan Area Youth Engineering Contest volunteers load the next batch of CO2 race cars  to the track. 

The Duncan Area Economic Development Foundation (DAEDF) go on track with the Duncan Area Youth Engineering Contest on Thursday morning. Students from 7th-12th grade designed, built and decorated balsa wood race cars powered by CO2 canisters. Participants come from Duncan Middle School, Empire Middle School, Temple Middle School, Epic Charter School, Empire High School, Red River Technology Center, Temple High School, Walters High School, and Duncan High School.

"Each year students learn so much from designing and building a C02 race car," stated Jeannie Bowden, Race Coordinator. "This event is helping to educate youth for careers following graduation and meet the workforce needs of employers."

The contest is challenging for students, teachers, and parents. It requires critical thinking, design, drafting, and manufacturing a CO2 race car. This contest is possible because of DAEDF's partnership with local businesses, middle schools, high schools, Red River Technology Center, and Cameron University. Manufacturing sponsors include Sensia, Halliburton, and Southern Machine Works, Inc. Other sponsors include GoEngineer and Pitsco Education.

Middle School Winners:

People’s Choice:

1st Place - Calissa Folsum - Empire

2nd Place - Raven Hunter - Duncan

3rd Place - John Peacock - Epic

Engineering:

1st Place - Catherine Hunter - Duncan

2nd Place - Gracie Goble - Duncan

3rd Place - Katie Craft - Temple

Race:

1st Place - Catherine Hunter - Duncan

2nd Place - Jaxon Simpson - Duncan

3rd Place - Ava Miller - Duncan

Overall Winners:

1st Place - Catherine Hunter - Duncan

2nd Place - Ava Miller - Duncan

3rd Place - Jaxon Simpson - Duncan

High School Winners:

People’s Choice:

1st Place - Robert Marlow - Walters

2nd Place - Aiden Shaw - Empire

3rd Place - Glory Collins - Walters

Engineering:

1st Place - Lincoln Fitts - RRTC

2nd Place - Daniel Alvarez - RRTC

3rd Place - Craig Holt - RRTC

Race:

1st Place - Roland Cook - Duncan

2nd Place - Lincoln Fitts - RRTC

3rd Place - Jacob Riley - RRTC

Overall Winners:

1st Place - Lincoln Fitts - RRTC

2nd Place - Roland Cook - Duncan

3rd Place - Jacob Riley - RRTC

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