CARLISLE, Pa. (WHTM) — A group of St. Patrick School students is headed to Colorado for a national solar competition!
The four eighth graders beat three other teams at the state level to qualify. Their project involves creating a way to use solar panels to power pump clean water from the ground.
The girls designed the project around a slum neighborhood in Venezuela.
Get severe weather alerts with newsletters and push alerts from the abc27 Weather Team!
“What we hope for them to have to clean water, so they don’t get bad diseases and they have good health,” said Anna Sheaffer, a student.
“I’ve really been proud of how the girls have taken that part of it, and how can we apply our science to benefit society,” added Jay Raines, a science teacher at St. Patrick School.
The students leave for Boulder, Colorado on Sunday, May 14. The competition runs from Monday, May 15 through Wednesday, May 17.