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Poly Students Shine at Solar Boat Race

Poly High School placed second overall and won a number of individual category awards at a Southern California solar-powered boat race this month.  The group of 15 Poly students were pitted against 40 other teams from cities located within the Metropolitan Water District's service area at the MWD's ninth annual Solar Cup Boat Race Competition held at Lake Skinner in Temecula Valley.

Besides its overall second place win, the students earned first place in the region for the sprint race, first place in the region for the 90-minute endurance race, first place overall for written technical reports, and second place in the region for a water conservation public service announcement.

The competition involves a seven-month program that culminates in the races.  Students design and build their solar-powered boat.