Dear Editor:A few weeks ago, my high school engineering team, M3, wrote to The Downey Patriot asking readers to please vote for us as we entered the People's Choice portion of the Pete Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge.
This past weekend, we returned from the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas as champions.
In this competition, each team had to create a product pertinent to the fields of aerospace and aviation. Not only did my team earn a first-place medal (and $10,000 along with it to start up our product) but we also got first place in the WORLD in the People's Choice portion of the competition. Out of the top 20 teams, some traveling from as far as China and Singapore to participate in this competition, we became the engineers that did.We have YOU to thank for that.
Because of your votes, we were able to prove once again that this city produces top-notch students who can carry out and continue to build Downey's awesome reputation, especially in the field of aerospace. We would like to thank you all for your votes; you have helped to provide us with an experience unparalleled by any other, and for that we are grateful.
Mulan MacDougall, Matt Pacheco and Michelle Tulean Warren High School
********** Published: April 18, 2013 - Volume 12 - Issue 01