The Granbury Chamber of Commerce presented a $5,000 contribution to the F1 in Schools program at Granbury High School during the Granbury ISD school board meeting on November 16, 2020.
Funds will help support the school’s F1 teams, which have competed in international contests over the past several years in places such as Abu Dhabi, Kuala Lumpur, and Austin.
The chamber has been a long-time supporter of not only F1 students but also the school’s entire career and technical education program. Chamber sponsorships totaling $30,000 have helped F1 teams with travel expenses in attending these F1 in Schools World Finals.
Team members presented a plaque to chamber president Mike Scott, who is retiring at the end of 2020 after fifteen years leading the community organization.
“As Granbury Chamber of Commerce president, Mike Scott has been an incredible advocate for Granbury ISD,” commented GISD superintendent Dr. Jeremy Glenn. “He has volunteered for bond, facility, and strategic planning committees and has always served in other roles without hesitation. Mike has championed our career and technical education program and helped develop that part of GISD education into the success it is today. We cannot thank Mike enough for his service to the community – and most importantly to GISD schoolchildren.”
F1 in Schools is a multi-disciplinary challenge in which teams of students aged 9 to 19 deploy CAD/CAM software to collaborate, design, analyze, manufacture, test, and then race miniature gas-powered balsa wood F1 cars. The challenge inspires students to use technology to learn about physics, aerodynamics, design, manufacture, branding, graphics, sponsorship, marketing, leadership/teamwork, media skills and financial strategy, and apply them in a practical, imaginative, competitive and exciting way.
Pictured are (left to right) GHS engineering teacher Todd Gibson, Andrew Dias, chamber chair Elizabeth Crawford, Wesley Barefoot, chamber president Mike Scott, and Alex Oppermann.