March Happenings at the High School in Bath

Who needs Natural Gas sold by huge corporations, when wind turbines designed right here in Bath County may someday meet our need?

Bath County High School had two teams enter the Kid Wind competition on March 11th and 12th. Middle and high school students from around the state designed wind turbines to efficiently harness the wind to create electricity. This process requires engineering skills as well as teamwork. Students from electricity, carpentry, business education and technology education classes created entries that used math, science, English and history skills. Power Production was a key ingredient to success, counting for 35% of the final score. Much of the rest of the score came from the students’ interview with the judges. Bath County High School Team placed first and second, and won the “Blades” trophy for the best blade design, and the Judges’ Choice award for the best overall design.

First Place: Team, Old School: Charles, Tyler, Zach and Tommy and in Second place was Team, New School with Josh, Derek, Dennis and Logan.

The Kid Wind team sponsors were Bath County High School faculty members: Ed Ozuls, Larry Grubs, Joey Altizer, and Jane McMullen.

And a little more news from Bath County High School:

The Class 2020 sold tickets to raffle off a “March Madness” basket. They would like to thank the following sponsors who donated to the basket: Country Café, Cucci’s, Millboro Mercantile, Starbucks , Subway, Valley Supermarket, and Warm Springs Market, or Webb’s.

The class and their sponsors also appreciate all of the community members who purchased tickets for the raffle as the funding goes towards the prom they host, and their graduation exercises.  With appreciation to Ed Ozuls and to Amber Yohe for the information in this report. All Middle and High School students and faculty are encouraged to contact with information about events and activities they would like to hear more about on the air.

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Bonnie Ralston

Bonnie Ralston is the Assistant Station Coordinator at WVLS and a Highland County news reporter. She began volunteering at Allegheny Mountain Radio in the fall of 2005. In 2006 she became an AMR employee and worked in Bath County for eight years as the WCHG Station Coordinator and then as the news reporter there. She began working in radio while in college and has stayed connected to radio, in one way or another, for more than thirty years. She grew up in Staunton, Virginia, while spending a lot of time on her family’s farm in Deerfield, Virginia. She enjoys spending time outside, watching old TV shows and movies and tending to her chickens.

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