RALEIGH, N.C. -- A group of Wake County high schoolers is on the road to success, taking a solar car to a national competition.
- The team from Leesville Road High School designed and built the functional car that runs on solar energy
- They entered their invention in a cross-country race from Texas to California
- Leesville Road is the first high school in the state to have a solar-powered car in the national race
The team has entered their invention in a cross-country race in July, from Texas to California.
The Leesville Road High Schoolers spent the last two years designing and building the functional car that runs on solar energy.
"What's really interesting is seeing the problems we've worked out on paper come to life, because once you build it, you have a much better understanding of the different problems and why certain aspects are important," said team member Emilie Norwood.
Leesville Road is the first high school in the state to have a solar-powered car in the national race.
The team received a grant from Wake County to make the project possible, but they still need some help to get to the competition.
Click here if you're interested in donating to their GoFundMe account.