On the Road
High school students from Granite Falls, Washington, spend time after school with their teacher, test-driving a homemade diesel-powered car they will use to compete in a national competition for fuel-efficient vehicles.
The students call themselves the ShopGirls and have named their car the Iron Maiden. The six-member team has spent many hours before and after school designing and building the car for the Shell Eco-marathon Americas, which will be held in Houston, Texas, April 14-17.
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Team members Katie Jackson and Semira Kern wait to see the car in action, while teacher Michael Werner and volunteer Curtis Sullivan consult with Shante Stowell, a senior, in the driver's seat.