310.395.3204 16 APR 2012
SAMOHI Students saving the PLANET – one car at a time!
Students Patricio Guerrero, Cassandra Kliewer, Ivan Morales, Annie Wiesenfeld,
Angelina Hwang, Justin Taraf, and Kalon
Cheung were honored on April 5, 2012, at Quiksilver
Headquarters in Huntington Beach in front several hundred people. The
students won a week-long educational adventure trip to the USC Wrigley
Institute on Catalina, a cash prize, and other Quiksilver
merchandise. This past week, co-captain Patricio Guerrero, was also
selected an Earth Month Hero by the Wyland
beginning of the school year, “Car Team” students have worked to convert a 1971
red convertible VW Super Beetle into a 100% electric vehicle (short video). With their zero
emission car awaiting its final step (installation of the battery
pack), the students’ “lesson plan on wheels” will soon be wrapped with the
logos of all sponsors and showcased across LA County at schools and community
events to promote cleaner alternative transportation. The VW was kindly
donated by the Samohi Poon-Fear
family a few years ago for the purpose of this conversion project. Team
Marine is poised to be among the first, if not the first teen group in the
to the car, the students partnered with Alliance for Climate Education to conduct
a two-month long energy audit of etn teachers at the
high school and later provided breakfast everyday for a week for the teacher
who reduced energy consumption the most. As part of their competition,
they also went to
2006-07 by students and Marine Biology teacher/coach, Benjamin Kay, Team Marine is a group of
environmentally aware teens from
Team Marine has participated in the QuikSCience Challenge four of the last six years finishing first, second, or third place each year. They've also competed successfully in the Edison Challenge, Solar Cup, and the LA County Science Fair.
Team Marine thanks Dan Cox (auto shop teacher at Samohi and SMC), Mr. Rick Sikes (Fleet Superintendent, City of Santa Monica), Paul Pearson (President of Gas-to-Electric Conversions), Reverend Gadget (CEO of Left Coast Electric), Seth Seaberg (CEO of TREXA), Paul Scott and Chris Paine (EV Experts, Plug In America), Alliance for Climate Education, and Teen Nickelodeon for technical and/or financial assistance.
For high-resolution photos, contact Benjamin Kay at email@example.com.
ph: 310.450.8338; fax: 310.581.1138