Patrick Henry Student Representing F1 Racing Team Wins World Title in Singapore
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9/23/2010 at 3:00 PM
Patrick Henry High School student, Niemann Pest is one of five students representing the Southeast team to win the coveted F1 In Schools World Championship after three days of intense competition in Singapore. The Southeast team, Unitus Racing, was one of 25 teams from 18 countries competing for the World Title. Unitus Racing team members include:
• Niemann Pest, Patrick Henry High School
• Mark Nanney, Southeast High School, FL
• Brandon Miranda, Southeast High School, FL
• Amanda Clark, Southeast High School, FL
• Tony Griffin,Southeast High School,FL
• Yatrick Solanki, Southeast High School, FL
The students had to design, manufacture and race identical CO2 powered balsa-wood race cars, give an 8 minute verbal presentation, defend the manufacture of their cars in front of two engineers, pass technical inspection, design a pit display and prepare a 20 page portfolio detailing their work. More than 25 judges concurred that Unitus Racing had the most consistent presentation in all areas. Unitus Racing also won the award for “Best Team Identity” and was nominated for “Best Portfolio” and “Best Sponsorship & Marketing.” The team will return to the United States on Saturday evening.
Unitus Racing is sponsored by Advance Auto Parts, Lockheed Martin, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County, Manatee Adult Career and Technical Education Department,
Roanoke City Public Schools, Rapid Prototyping Systems, BASF Chemicals, JBTN Plastics, Trimbach Artistry, Bay Tool, Royal Tee’s, Bradenton Press and Signs by Tomorrow, as well as many in-kind donations.
More results and video of the event are posted on the website: www.f1inschools.com
CAPTION FOR PHOTO: Unitus Racing team members on stage at the Singapore Conrad Centennial Hotel after winning the F1 In Schools World Championship Trophy. Left to Right: Yatrik Solanki, Tony Griffin, Mark Nanney, Brandon Miranda, Niemann Pest and Amanda Clark