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Life In The Gorge And White Salmon Teams Win Wind Challenge

Teams from Life in the Gorge Homeschool and White Salmon won the first place awards at the Google Wind Challenge over the weekend.  More than 160 students representing 35 high school and middle school teams competed to build the competition’s top wind turbines.  Life in the Gorge won the high school division, with Stevenson High School in second place and Pacific Crest Innovation Academy third.  White Salmon took first in the middle school competition, followed by Life in the Gorge Homeschool and Goldendale Homeschoolers.  During the Wind Challenge, student teams worked together with volunteer mentors to design, build and test their turbines.  Teams compete against each other to see whose turbine can generate the highest voltage output and raise a 68 centimeter mass in the least amount of time.