Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Nissan Family Day

 Kristen, Mrs. Anita Ellison with her new fancy hat, and Daniel Worthey at the Nissan Family Day
 Some of  Nissan's new cars on display
 Our new "solar car"
 The Girls' Car on display
One of the many entertaining people we met

On Saturday, October 27. Mr. Reese, Mrs. Anita Ellison, Kristen Black, and Daniel Worthey made the journey to Canton, MS to show the girls' car at the Nissan Family Day. We spent the day talking to employees of Nissan and their family, eating great food, and enjoying the carnival rides. The day started out cold and windy, but by lunch time the sun came out and the rest of the day was enjoyable. We would like to thank Nissan for the generous invitation to take part in this fun event.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Prairie Bluff Landfill Dedication

Waste Management held their ribbon cutting for a landfill facility in Houston, MS today that will make the 6th facility of it's kind in Mississippi. What they are doing is converting what you throw out, into electricity for Mississippi. The Houston Solar Race Team was invited to attend this event and be recognized for their use of Solar Energy in their Solar Car Program.  While there, Governor Phil Bryant, along with Rene Faucheux and Charlie Gardner of Waste Management presented the team with a donation check from Waste Management.  
Shown left to right: Charles Gardner(WM), Trey Franklin, Charlsi Allen, Daniel Worthey, MS Governor Phil Bryant, Taylor Brand, Rene Faucheux(WM), Kristen Black                           

Thank you to Waste Management for your generous contribution.

Monday, October 15, 2012

2012 MS Governor's Energy Summit

On October 4, 2012, We were invited to display our car and be recognized by Governor Phil Bryant at the first ever MS Governor's Energy Summit at the Jackson Convention Complex in Jackson, MS.  We also had the opportunity to listen to and take our picture with former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani.  We had a great time and met many people from the MS House of Representatives, MS Senate and other business people from the State of Mississippi.  We appreciate the opportunity to display our car and be recognized by our State Governor, Phil Bryant.

Daniel Worthey Showing the diagram of
the home-made easel the boys made to
display our solar car picture
Keith Reese, Donna Turman and Mr. Crowell Armstrong
 Daniel Worthey, Jacob Bridgeman, and
Jasper Harmon talking with Mark Hatfield
from Northeast MS Community College
 Daniel Worthey, and Jasper Harmon answering
questions for MS House of Representative
Dennis Debar
 Jasper Harmon, Jacob Bridgeman, Trey Franklin
and Daniel Worthey discussing their car
with Steve Anderson from Belzoni
Humphrey s Development Foundation
 Lady Racers unloading their car under
the supervision of Advisor, Anita Ellison
 Trey Franklin and Mr. Keith Reese
talking with Waste Management
Manager of Government and Community Affairs
Rene' Faucheux
 The boy's team cutting out the home-made easel
 Jasper Harmon taping the easel to make it "pretty"
 The two Kristen's meeting Mr. Mike Armour from 
the Appalachian Regional Commission
 Lady Racers showing their car to some JSU students

Lady Racers taking a break

 The Team with State Treasurer-Lyn Fitch

 Taylor Brand and Kristen Marsh making sure
the car looks great
 The Team

 On Stage with Governor Phil Bryant after 
being recognized and presented with 
a certificate from the Governor
 The team with Senator Russell Jolly, Mr. Grant Fox
Advisors Anita Ellison and Donna Turman
Dr. Steve Coker-Superintendent
Beverly James-Houston School of Science 
and Technology Director
 The team with Senator Russell Jolly, Marshall Molen 
from MSU, Advisors Anita Ellison and Donna Turman
Dr. Steve Coker-Superintendent
Beverly James-Houston School of Science
and Technology-Director
The Team with Senator Russell Jolly and
former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani