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OHS Built Electric Car Enters Competition

OSWEGO, NY – Oswego High School was well-represented at the “Electrathon Challenge” at Watkins Glen International Speedway.

Teacher Matt Bock brought his Engineering, Development and Design class on a road trip to display their recently completed electric vehicle.

Gathered around the Oswego High School EDD electric vehicle are (In car) Ty Vrooman (driver for the event). Front row: Matt DiFabio, Tyler Sheffield, Jennifer Zufelt and Benedikt Kraemer; row two: Adam Regano, Jason Lowery, Kyle Clark, Adam Doviak and Matt Bock and row three: Jeremy Galvin, Liam McMahon, Nick Bertsch, Alex Johnson. Not in photo: Vincent DeBiase and Anthony DeStevens.
Gathered around the Oswego High School EDD electric vehicle are (In car) Ty Vrooman (driver for the event). Front row: Matt DiFabio, Tyler Sheffield, Jennifer Zufelt and Benedikt Kraemer; row two: Adam Regano, Jason Lowery, Kyle Clark, Adam Doviak and Matt Bock and row three: Jeremy Galvin, Liam McMahon, Nick Bertsch, Alex Johnson. Not in photo: Vincent DeBiase and Anthony DeStevens.

Bock said, “The ‘Electrathon Challenge’ is a marathon style race that is designed to build awareness of electric vehicles. The challenge lasts 60 minutes and the winner is determined by the team that completes the most laps in that time. Safety also is measured as all teams much adhere to strict vehicle designs as well.”

The safety measures ensure fair and safe racing.

Participants included Ty Vrooman, Matt DiFabio, Tyler Sheffield, Jennifer Zufelt, Benedict Kraemer, Adam Regano, Jason Lowery, Kyle Clark, Adam Doviak, Jeremy Galvin, Liam McMahon, Nick Bertsch, Alex Johnson, Vincent DeBiase and Anthony DeStevens.

The OHS teacher continued by saying, “Thanks to a generous donation Constellation Energy the Oswego High School Engineering, Development and Design class was able to build the car throughout the school year. This race was a huge success as  Oswego was able to complete a total of 71 laps.”

Not one to rest, the team will return to action in June at Onondaga High School as well as preparing and modifying the vehicle for races throughout the next school year.