It all started in September, but on May 12, eight Braham Area High School students left for Brainerd to compete in the Minnesota Technology and Engineering Educators Association Supermileage Challenge.
Back in September, Luke Becker, Braham Area High School industrial technology instructor, created a class focused on building a light-weight car that had a high fuel efficiency, known as a supermileage or high-mileage car.
The class ended in January, but some students stayed on with new recruits to complete the car for competition.
Students, like junior Brian Nelson, spent 13.5 hours working on the car out of school, after school and on Saturdays.
“I’m excited to see it work,” Nelson said. He added that it showed him how to persevere through challenges outside of the classroom.
The students competed May 13 and 14.