$2,600 in scholarships awarded to 25 deserving students
San Diego, CA – April 14, 2014 - This past weekend, the San Diego Air & Space Museum launched its second annual Fly Your Ride! Competition. Ten scholarship prizes were awarded to winners in each category, a total of $2,600. Middle school and high school teams from all over San Diego County worked tirelessly, some over the span of six months, to design and build flying cars. Their final products were tested to see if they could jump over an ever-increasing gap after going down a ramp. "The variety of entries was outstanding," said Francis French, the Museum's director of education. "Faced with the exact same challenge, these kids came up with such an imaginative variety of designs. The creativity they showed was incredible! After this year's huge response we are looking forward to expanding the competition next year, rewarding even more creativity here in our community." Winners: Middle School Creativity Prize of $150 - Sebastian Eisenbach and Gregory Martin - Marshall Middle School Creativity Prize of $150 - Brandon Matsumoto and Avi Martin - Lewis Middle School 3rd Place Distance Prize of $150 - Jared Ellis - Marshall Middle School 2nd Place Distance Prize of $350 - Benjamin Ruhl - Marshall Middle School 1st Place Distance Prize of $500 - Sydney Stone, Sarah Channel, and Evelyn Tat - San Elijo Middle School High School Creativity Prize of $150 – Whitney Francis, Sarah Guha-Roy, Gracie Young, and Nitika Jain – La Jolla High School Creativity Prize of $150 – Christian Connor O’Connell, Tanya Agrawal, and Mykah Marks – Mission Hills High School 3rd Place Distance Prize of $150 – Beckett Browning and Jason Rich – High Tech High International 2nd Place Distance Prize of $350 – Ben Dinklage, Jonathan Martinez, and Evan Graye - High Tech High International 1st Place Distance Prize of $500 – Becca Myers, Killian Henson, Teris Jennings, and Raphael Carrasquillo - High Tech High International Fly Your Ride! Competition was sponsored by the San Diego Air & Space Museum. For more information on the Museum, please visit sandiegoairandspace.org. The San Diego Air & Space Museum is California's official air and space museum and education center. The Museum is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and it was the first aero-themed Museum to be accredited by the American Association of Museums. Currently on display: Ripley's Believe It or Not!, a wacky, weird exhibit exploring the life and artifacts of Robert Ripley. This is the first time a Ripley’s exhibit has been in San Diego since 1935. The Museum is located at 2001 Pan American Plaza, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101. The Museum and gift store are open daily from 10:00am to 5:00 pm with admissions until 4:30 pm. Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.