Students from Heppner Jr/Sr High School competed at the KidWind challenge, at Riverside High School. Heppner took two teams: The 8th grade team “The Nerd Herds” consisted of Roen Waite and Hannah Finch. The 7th grade team “Mustangs” consisted of Jacob Finch, Paul Lindsay, and Madison Palmer. Both teams did well.
The competition had two parts the windmill challenge and an interview with a team of judges. The windmill challenge consisted of measuring the efficiency of the turbines by measuring the milliwatts of power, the turbines could gather from wind tunnel test. The second part was an interview with the judges. Students were able to talk to people in the wind power industry and demonstrate their knowledge of wind energy and design.
- One team received 2nd and qualified for nationals: Nerd Herd
- One team received 3rd and qualified for regionals: Mustangs