South Colonie hosts capital region regional KidWind Competition; Sand Creek teams shine

On Saturday, March 23, the South Colonie Central School District hosted the Capital District Regional KidWind Competition at Sand Creek Middle School. Despite challenging weather conditions, several teams from the area participated in this wind-only event.

students showcase their wind turbine to judges.
On Saturday, March 23, the South Colonie Central School District hosted the Capital District Regional KidWind Competition at Sand Creek Middle School.

Sand Creek Eighth graders Yubraj Yadav and Abel Renjith, also known as “The 2 Dominators,” soared to victory by clinching first place in the competition. Their performance has earned them an invitation to compete in the upcoming KidWind World competition, scheduled to take place in May in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Hot on their heels, seventh graders Tristan Murphy, Alex Kidder, Carter Sloan, and Isaiah Madubansi, known as “The Speedy Spinners,” secured the second-place position with their innovative wind turbine design, securing an invitation to the World competition as well.

Rounding out the top three was the “Wind Warriors,” composed of seventh graders Cullen McNeal, Michael Bizzaro, Xander Watson, Quinn McNeal, and Abishua Malik, who clinched the third-place spot.    This team has also received an invite to nationals.

Other noteworthy participants included seventh graders Lewis White, Jameson Hynes, David Clancy, Kara Stolicky, and Joe Brunetto as the “Flying Pickles,” and fifth graders Kevin Pham, Jacob Luna, Jason Dinh, and Jackson Miller, known as the “Wind Breakers.”

The competition not only showcased the creativity, teamwork, and dedication of these student participants but also underscored their commitment to the field of renewable energy.

Congratulations to all the teams for their exceptional participation in this event.

About the KidWind Project
The KidWind Project, an international leader in renewable energy education, has been working with educators and students to integrate renewable energy into classrooms for over 15 years. Since 2004, KidWind has held more than 800 training events for more than 50,000 teachers all over the world. For more information about our trainings, challenges and curricular materials, visit www.kidwind.org.