First place turbines

Two Wakefield Country Day School science classes, one from middle school and one from high school, and the school’s Women’s Engineering Club participated in the Northern Region KidWind Challenge, “the ultimate wind turbine design competition,” held at Shenandoah University.

The teams had to design, create and test small turbine blades that would produce power. Groups also were judged on knowledge and creativity. The WCDS high school team came in first place and qualified for the national KidWind competition in Houston, Texas in May.