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Lyle School wins top honors

 

Contributed Donna Sholtis

Wind challengers: Lyle High School students work on their project for the Columbia Gorge Wind Challenge. The team finished in first place; earning a trophy and bragging rights.

A team of students from Lyle School won first place in the Columbia Gorge Wind Challenge on May 2. Prizes include a trophy that will have a place of honor in the school and a full expense paid trip to OMSI for 30 students. In the one day competition, more than 40 teams from the Gorge and Portland competed to build, test and present their wind contraptions. Student teams were rated on strongest mechanical power, fastest speed for transferring kinetic energy, most electrical power generated and making a professional presentation.

The students on the Lyle Team and their science teacher, Donna Sholtis gave up weeks of lunch period and social time. Two senior students, Daniel Bliss team leade...



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