Given the chance to explore their creativity, students accepted the challenge at the annual Duncan Area Youth Engineering Contest.

Through critical thinking, design, drafting and manufacturing, students were given the opportunity to have their  CO2 car race the track.

The contest, sponsored by Duncan Area Economic Development Foundation (DAEDF), brought students competing from junior high to high school in the Red River Technology Center school district on Tuesday.

Middle schoolers races from 8:45 a.m. until 10 a.m. and high school students races from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

The students competed for cash awards in the areas of engineering, the fastest CO2 race car, overall and people’s choice.