WLHS Students Take Third at I-SWEEEP

Seniors Clara Altemus, Arianna Hall and Zoe Maxwell won a bronze medal in the engineering category at the International Sustainable World Energy Engineering Environmental Project Olympiad held in Houston, Texas during May 8-13.  Their project was titled “Application of a Rain Powered Water Wheel for Supplementing Residential Energy Generation,” and it focused on rain water going through a wheel, creating sustainable energy that can help power homes.

At I-SWEEEP 2013, there were over 600 students from over 60 countries participating. The group arrived in Houston on May 8 and set up its project for judging.

“My favorite part of I-SWEEEP was coming together with people from over 60 countries and getting to meet people from countries that you’ve never even heard of,” Altemus said. “It was also really cool coming together for something we all care about, which was sustainability.”

Along with their projects, the participating students were also able to take a field trip to NASA.

“Overall, it was just a neat experience to meet so many new people,” Altemus said.