DPS students shine like stars at the SAE World Congress 3-Day

DPS students were amongst many of the winners at the SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) World Congress 3-Day A World In Motion International Fuel Cell Competition held April 16-18 at Cobo Center.

The Motorized Toy Cars Competition was held Monday, April 16, where students from Burton International Academy competed against students from many private schools. The female team was recognized for its perseverance by one of SAE’s track judges. Their determination paid off, winning two third-place bronze medals for the Obstacle Course and Speed events.

The Jet Toy Competition was held Tuesday, April 17, and DPS students enjoyed the great opportunity of competing and meeting other students from schools around the Detroit Metropolitan area.

On Wednesday, April 18, the sun shined brightly on DPS students during the Fuel Cell Competition. There were DPS winners in every event! DPS students won 9 of 11 awards!

Category winners include:
Weight-Carrying event
Clippert Academy: second-place, silver medal
Emerson Elementary-Middle School: first-place, gold medal

Endurance event
Gompers Elementary-Middle School: third-place, bronze medal
Clippert Academy: second-place, silver medal
Clippert Academy: first-place, gold medal

Accuracy event
Clippert Academy: second-place, silver medal
Clippert Academy: first-place, gold medal

Speed event
Gompers Elementary-Middle School: first-place, gold medal

The Grand Champion Award represents the team with the highest overall score for all events and this award went to Clippert Academy!

Not only did the participating students go home with a ton of knowledge and experience from the 3-day event, but all participating students received a Sportsmanship Award!

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