Downtown Elementary Magnet Academy hosts Soap Box Derby race with Let's Grow STEAMx

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Downtown Elementary Magnet Academy in Columbus hosted a Soap Box Derby race Friday.

The race took place on 1st Avenue. Students have been working on the project with Let's Grow STEAMx for six weeks.

Students participated in hands-on learning activities during the clinics hosted alongside community sponsors and partners to learn the history, rules, and safety guidelines for soap box derby racing. They also learned about the construction and engineering process of a soapbox derby car.

Volunteers said it's a worthwhile experience for them.

"They are enthused and they really get interested in the tools and the drill that can go through wood," said volunteer Winston Bailey.

The mission of the Muscogee County School District is to inspire and equip all students to achieve unlimited potential.

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