Independent study students at Coast High School (CHS) are set to compete in the 2016 Solar Cup, a competition in which teams of students from throughout Southern California build and race solar-powered boats.

The seven-month process, created by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWDSC), concludes with a three-day competition at Lake Skinner in Temecula Valley. The MWDSC hopes that, through this program, students will learn about conservation of natural resources, electrical and mechanical engineering, problem solving and more while also having fun.

The MWDSC delivers water to 26 member public agencies – 14 cities, 11 municipal water districts, one county water authority – which in turn provides water to more than 19 million people.

To read more about Coast High School’s journey to the 2016 Solar Cup courtesy of the Huntington Beach Independent, CLICK HERE.