Friday, May 24, 2013
For the first time since competing in the Electrathon America electric car racing program, a Hood River Valley High School racer, Adam McCaw, claimed the overall first-place title after the final race of the Northwest series last weekend.
The spring series held races at Mt. Hood Community College, Hood River, Pasco, Lacey, Mapleton and Lane Community College and the cumulative score from all six races determined overall places.
McCaw and Hood River’s other five teams raced against cars from other schools in Oregon and Washington that were built from scratch based on certain basic parts and parameters.
For HRVHS, the race series is the culmination of the school’s advanced engineering class taught by Jeff Blackman. McCaw, once a national soapbox derby champion, was accompanied in the series by team drivers Josh True (11th overall), Kiefer Krepps/Wyatt Vallejo (12th overall), Leo Castillo (14th overall) and Conner Curtis (24th overall).
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I Can't Keep Quiet singers at "Citizen Town Hall"
‘I can’t keep quiet,’ sing members of an impromptu choir in front of Hood River Middle School Saturday prior to the citizen town hall for questions to Rep. Greg Walden. The song addresses female empowerment generally and sexual violence implicitly, and gained prominence during the International Women’s Day events in January. The singers braved a sudden squall to finish their song and about 220 people gathered in HRMS auditorium, which will be the scene of the April 12 town hall with Rep. Greg Walden, at 3 p.m. Enlarge