San Diego, CA – April 14, 2014 - This past weekend, the San Diego Air & Space Museum launched its second annual Fly Your Ride! Competition. Ten scholarship prizes were awarded to winners in each category, a total of $2,600. Middle school and high school teams from all over San Diego County worked tirelessly over the span of six months to design and build flying cars. Their final products were tested to see if they could jump over an ever-increasing gap after going down a ramp.
"The variety of entries was outstanding," said Francis French, the Museum’s director of education. "Faced with the exact same challenge, these kids came up with such an imaginative variety of designs. The creativity they showed was incredible! After this year’s huge response we are looking forward to expanding the competition next year, rewarding even more creativity here in our community."
Congratulations to 2014’s Fly Your Ride winners:
Creativity Prize of $150 - Sebastian Eisenbach and (not pictured) Gregory Martin - Marshall Middle School
Creativity Prize of $150 - Brandon Matsumoto and (not pictured) Avi Martin - Lewis Middle School
3rd Place Distance Prize of $150 - Jared Ellis - Marshall Middle School
2nd Place Distance Prize of $350 - Benjamin Ruhl - Marshall Middle School
1st Place Distance Prize of $500 - Sydney Stone, Sarah Channel, and Evelyn Tat - San Elijo Middle School
Creativity Prize of $150 – Whitney Francis, Sarah Guha-Roy, and (not pictured) Gracie Young and Nitika Jain – La Jolla High School
Creativity Prize of $150 – Christian Connor O’Connell, Tanya Agrawal, and Mykah Marks – Mission Hills High School
3rd Place Distance Prize of $150 – (not pictured) Beckett Browning and Jason Rich – High Tech High International
2nd Place Distance Prize of $350 – Ben Dinklage and (not pictured) Jonathan Martinez and Evan Graye - High Tech High International
1st Place Distance Prize of $500 – Becca Myers, Killian Henson, Teris Jennings, and Raphael Carrasquillo - High Tech High International