Friday, May 22, 2015




We started training for the race in Australia and getting our drivers prepared and ready. Before the drivers are allowed to drive in the race in Australia they must have a total of 12 hours.



     This is some more of our training. Some of our guys were securing the window for our                                                                   driver.



This is a different type of training in which we watch past teams compete to try and get an idea of how the race will actually be in Australia. 




Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The registration to compete in Australia is underway!
 
Preparing for flats in Australia caused by Three Eyed Jacks (a pesky outback thorn)
 
Our car had the opportunity to participate in the Flywheel Festival car show
 
Many thanks to Mr. Toy Coleman for his continued support!
 
James is trying to bring back the Houston Lady Racers!


Our team met with the Exchange Club to share our goals for Australia.  Many thanks to Tom Byrne for the invitation!
 
The school year might be winding down, but we are still training with Sundancer to compete in the World Solar Challenge this fall!  To get ready for the race, we are prepping not only our car but also our team to ensure we are in tip top condition by the time we arrive in Australia.  We are counting down the months until October and cannot wait to leave, even though a few of us are not looking forward to the heat of the outback!

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

The Past Couple of Months

The Sundancer team has been busy the past couple of months. We have located the batteries we plan to use  for the World Solar Challenge.  They will improve our car tremendously. We have also officially registered
for the race. We are working on the assigned paperwork that is due on certain dates. We are continuing to raise funds for the race and working with people in our community to make everything happen. We are eager to continue our journey on this amazing goal we have set for ourselves of being the FIRST high school team to complete the World Solar Challenge in Australia!!!  


    Cody, Zack, Malik, Jackson, James, Allyson, Hunter, Greg, Matthew, Hunter, Hayden, Summer, & Ajay 

Friday, December 05, 2014

Christmas Parade

 

We were honored to be the Grand Marshal of the Christmas Parade.





Preparation and waiting for the parade to begin 

 

The new sign for the Veterans for their dedication and support over the years.



The Beginning of the Parade.








The Veterans in their float/ buggy for the Christmas Parade.




We were honored to be the Grand Marshall of the Houston Christmas Parade. Before the parade we presented the Veterans with our new banner to honor them and our Veterans and hometown were the first people to see the new banner.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Solar Farm

Wednesday November 19, we were honored to be invited to the opening ceremony of the Solar Farm that will be located in Okolona, MS.



Mr. Jeff Lee with Phoenix Solar is speaking about the new solar facility that his crew is working to complete. 


Saturday, November 08, 2014

Columbus Veterans Day Parade


Saturday November the 8th we had the privilege of being in the Columbus Veterans Parade. 


The team enjoyed their time visiting with the Veterans and the people of Columbus.

  

The Houston Solar Race Team would like to thank the Veterans for their contribution to America that give us the freedoms we have today. We would also like to thank the veterans of Columbus VFW for the generous donations that they have made this year and last year to the Houston Solar Race Team. Thank You Veterans from Columbus VFW Post number 4272 and Mr. Frank Pemper for all you have done for us!

  

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Columbus VFW

On Monday, October 27, Commander Doug Lee and members of the Columbus VFW Post #4272 came to our school and presented us with a check. They donated money to us last year and will continue to do so over the next year towards our Australian adventure in October 2015. We would like to thank them from the bottom of our hearts for investing and believing in us. They made a big dent in the money we will need to fund our race in the World Solar Car Challenge.  We would also like to thank Mr. Frank Pemper, who is also a veteran from our community who has supported us through the years. He has a major role on our team and does not even know it. Once again, thank you to the Columbus VFW Post #4272 and also Mr. Frank!




Sundancer accepting a very generous donation from the Columbus VFW Post #4272 of $2,000 dollars. 





We want to say a special thanks to the Columbus VFW and to Mr. Frank Pemper for being apart of this program and helping us get where we are today!