July 26, 2010

Choctaws win Solar Car Challenge

Team from BIE school in Mississippi takes first in solar car contestStudents from a Bureau of Indian Education high school in Mississippi took home top honors in the Hunt-Winston School Solar Car Challenge.

The team from Choctaw Central High School won first place in the advanced division. According to the race results, Tushka Hashi III drove the most miles and obtained the highest speed of all the competitors.

This was the first time the school entered the contest. According to people from the reservation, the students were the first Native American team to win.

Tushka Hashi means "Sun Warrior" in the Choctaw language.
Comment:  For more on the subject, see On the Native Science Circuit and Boy Scientist Earns New House.


Wild One said...

Congrats to the Choctaw Central High students!!! Well done. I look forward to seeing more about Tushka Hashi III in the future. Fastest and farthest... you know you're cool!

blong said...

The Tushka Hashi(warrior sun) is the only Native American team in the United States. They have participated in the Winston School Hunt Solar Challenge since 2005. The students are hardworking and dedicated...missing the National Stickball Championship. This is a yearly cultural event which is very important to the tribe.
Here is a great picture of the car. http://winstonsolar.tcu.edu/2010/photos/day6/photo/6day2.jpg