Ruston High School Eco-Car teams electrify with pair of top seven finishes in Kansas City

Pictured is the Ruston High School Eco-Car team during its competition in Kansas City last weekend. (Courtesy photo)

By T. Scott Boatright

Last year Ruston High School’s Eco-Car team trip to San Francisco was canceled by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Then the San Francisco event was canceled again this year. But the team did travellast weekend to Kansas City, with one car finishing fifth and the other taking seventh place. It was an electric car competition with finishes based on how long/far the vehicle ran without being recharged.

“Those finishes came in a field of two teams competing in the event, so those are pretty good finishes,” Lincoln Parish Schools Superintendent Ricky Durrett said during Monday night’s School Board meeting. “It was the first time it was electric cars being built and driven at an Eco-Car competition, so we’re proud of them.”

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