Team Blackbird

"The Real World Design Challenge (RWDC) is an annual competition that provides high school students, grades 9-12, the opportunity to work on real world engineering challenges in a team environment. Each year, student teams will be asked to address a challenge that confronts our nation's leading industries. Students will utilize professional engineering software to develop their solutions and will also generate presentations that convincingly demonstrate the value of their solutions. The RWDC provides students with opportunities to apply the lessons of the classroom to the technical problems that are being faced in the workplace."

Team Blackbird from Lead Hill High School decided to take on this challenge.  According to Mrs. Popejoy, their mentor teacher, "These students had from after Thanksgiving to January 7th to come up with a design. Between students being out from Covid and the Holidays, this was quite challenging finding time to work on the design. Students were stressed but worked as hard as they could to come up with specifications that met the requirements. I am so proud of these students. This was completely student led. The students will compete in the nationals on April 23rd in Washington, D.C. " The nationals competition will be performed virtually to Washington, D.C. 

These students will present their Real World Design to the school board on Monday, February 28 at 6pm. The public is welcome to attend.

Left to Right: Mrs Popejoy, James Gulledge, Emma Bock, Montana Norred, Cole Yancey, and Emily Wessels