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TMCNet:  Beginning Friday (May 16), 40 Teams of Students from Southland High Schools to Harness the Sun at Metropolitan's Solar Cup™

[May 14, 2014]

Beginning Friday (May 16), 40 Teams of Students from Southland High Schools to Harness the Sun at Metropolitan's Solar Cup™

--(Business Wire)--

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California:




WHAT:

  Three-day Solar Cup™ competition to launch with 700 students on 40 high school teams from throughout Southern California racing solar-powered boats they built and equipped. The event wraps up a school-year-long water conservation and education program sponsored by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and local water agencies.
 
Friday, all boats go through qualifying inspections on land and water. Saturday, teams will race in morning and afternoon 90-minute endurance heats around the 1-mile course. Sunday, boats sprint at top speeds down a 220-yard course, and all teams are part of an awards ceremony with each participant receiving Olympic-style medals and trophies for "best of" in selected competition categories.
 

WHEN:

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday (May 16-18)

 

WHERE:

Lake Skinner, Temecula Valley. Take Interstate 15 to Rancho California Road at Temecula, go 10 miles northeast to main gate, following signs to site.
 

VISUALS:

Each day features students, many in coordinated team colors, working on, launching and racing solar-powered boats. Competition includes student-produced, 30- to 60-second water conservation videos. Media boat is available to take reporters, photographers and television/cable crews out onto lake for close-up footage. B-roll footage is available via FTP site.

 

PARTICIPANTS:

Teams from high schools in Los Angeles, Orange (News - Alert), Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Ventura counties (see following list).

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a cooperative of 26 cities and water agencies serving nearly 19 million people in six counties. The district imports water from the Colorado River and Northern California to supplement local supplies, and helps its members to develop increased water conservation, recycling, storage and other resource-management programs.

2014 Solar Cup™ Team List

     
Team/School Name   City   Member Agency Sponsor   Co-Sponsor Agency
Academia Avance   Los Angeles   Los Angeles Dept of Water & Power    
Anaheim HS   Anaheim   Anaheim Public Utilities    
Applied Technology HS   Montebello   Central Basin MWD    
Arcadia HS   Arcadia   Upper San Gabriel Valley MWD    
Arlington HS   Riverside   Western MWD   Riverside Public Utilities
Calabasas HS *   Calabasas   Las Virgenes MWD    
California Academy of Math & Science   Carson   West Basin MWD    
Canyon HS   Anaheim   Anaheim Public Utilities    
Chino HS   Chino   Inland Empire Utilities Agency   City of Chino
Compton HS   Compton   City of Compton    
David Gonzales School   Calabasas   Las Virgenes MWD    
Duarte HS / Pamela Park   Duarte   Upper San Gabriel Valley MWD    
Elsinore HS   Wildomar   Western MWD   Elsinore Valley MWD
Environmental Charter HS   Lawndale   West Basin MWD    
Franklin HS   Los Angeles   Los Angeles Dept of Water & Power    
Fremont Academy of Engineering & Design *   Pomona   Three Valleys MWD    
Ganesha HS   Pomona   Three Valleys MWD    
Glenn HS *   Norwalk   Central Basin MWD    
Hemet Unified SD Team   Hemet   Eastern MWD   Rancho California Water District
High Tech High North County   San Marcos   San Diego County Water Authority    
John Muir HS   Pasadena   Pasadena Water & Power    
La Cañada HS   La Cañada Flintridge   Foothill MWD   La Cañada Irrigation District
Laguna Beach HS   Laguna Beach   Municipal Water District of Orange County   Laguna Beach County Water District
Long Beach Poly HS   Long Beach   Long Beach Water Department    
Los Osos HS   Rancho Cucamonga   Inland Empire Utilities Agency   Cucamonga Valley Water District
Moreno Valley USD Team   San Jacinto   Eastern MWD   Rancho California Water District
Mountain View HS   El Monte   Upper San Gabriel Valley MWD    
Norte Vista HS *   Riverside   Western MWD   Riverside Public Utilities
Oak Park HS   Oak Park   Calleguas MWD    
Palos Verdes HS   Palos Verdes Estates   West Basin MWD    
Palos Verdes Peninsula HS   Rolling Hills Estates   West Basin MWD    
Paramount HS West   Paramount   Central Basin MWD    
Perris Union High SD Team   Menifee   Eastern MWD   Rancho California Water District
Providence HS *   Burbank   Burbank Water & Power    
San Dimas HS   San Dimas   Three Valleys MWD    
Santana HS   La Puente   Three Valleys MWD   Walnut Valley Water District
Savanna HS   Anaheim   Anaheim Public Utilities    
Temecula Valley Team   Temecula   Eastern MWD   Rancho California Water District
Warren HS   Downey   Central Basin MWD    
West Covina HS *   West Covina   Upper San Gabriel Valley MWD    

* Rookie Teams


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