Deltona's Pine Ridge High School receives Greenpower car grant

By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

DELTONA, Fla. – Pine Ridge High School has been awarded a Greenpower car grant from Greenpower USA, becoming the first school in the state of Florida to receive this award.

There was be presentation at Pine Ridge High on Monday.

The grant from Greenpower USA gives Pine Ridge High School a car kit, which includes the frame, the wheels and other hardware, access to Siemens’ model software and a commitment from Siemens to help implement the software. Students in the STEM Manufacturing program will use advanced science and math to design, fabricate and test modifications, as well as run simulations.

Students will compete in races across the country in the Formula 24 division, which is for ages 14-18. The team is led by Mr. Jim Maynard, a manufacturing instructor at Pine Ridge High, and consists of 30 to 45 students. They will be competing in the first race of the year in Jasper, Alabama and are also hoping to compete in Indianapolis and Whitesburg, Alabama in May.

“We are thankful to have received this grant from Greenpower USA,” said Richard T. Myers, principal of Pine Ridge High School. “The Greenpower car will present many unique opportunities for our students, and it gives them hands-on engineering experience. Mr. Maynard and his students have been hard at work since receiving the grant, and we are excited to see what is next.”

“We are thankful to have received this grant from Greenpower USA,” said Richard T. Myers, principal of Pine Ridge High School. “The Greenpower car will present many unique opportunities for our students, and it gives them hands-on engineering experience. Mr. Maynard and his students have been hard at work since receiving the grant, and we are excited to see what is next.”

 
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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories nearly evenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in West Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.