Students getting wind blade ready for testing

Build the best wind blade using only cardboard, paper and wooden dowels. That was the goal assigned to students in the annual Wind Blade Challenge, an event hosted by the Jefferson-Lewis BOCES Engineering & Design program on April 11, 2023 at the Lewis County-Jefferson Community College Education Center in Lowville.

The competition was open to students in grades 6-9 in the region. Twenty students took part, forming eleven teams. Competing were students from Copenhagen, Adirondack, and River Valley Mennonite School.

The first place winning team was made up of 7th and 8th graders from River Valley Mennonite School in Lowville, comprising of Abbey Nortz, Madison Mast, Nicole Moser, and Eliana Roes. Each were given min-drones to take home.

Taking second place were the team of 9th graders from Copenhagen Central School, comprising of Hunter Broth, Cort Nevills, Emmett Cooper, and Adym Herzig.

Taking third place were the team of 8th graders from River Valley Mennonite School, comprising of Blake Noftsier, Sasha Staab, Abraham Zehr, and Tucker Zehr.

Each participant was given a Wind Blade Challenge t-shirt.

View the video below for more from the Wind Blade Challenge.