Team from BIE school in Mississippi celebrates solar car victory
Students from a Bureau of Indian Education high school in Mississippi are still celebrating their victory in a national solar car contest.

The team from Choctaw Central High School finished the Hunt-Winston School Solar Car Challenge first, drove the most miles and maintained the highest average speed. The team's car, known as Tushka Hashi III, also arrived at each daily stop before any other group.

“It’s very good to feel like winners and bring recognition to our tribe,” Kursten Watkins, a member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, told Indian Country Today.

The school has been invited to the Solar Car World Challenge in Australia next year. The students and their advisers will raise money in hopes of making the trip.

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