Alden, MN – Even when gas prices go down, filling your tank often empties your wallet.
Now, some local students are learning a skill that may help save you money in the future.
A team of students from Alden-Conger are back home after participating in a Supermileage contest in Texas. The goal is to build vehicles that get the best gas mileage.
The team took home several first and second cash prizes, totaling up to $7,000 dollars. And they’re learning some valuable lessons in the process.
“Yes math and science are hard, but when you see it and apply it in the real world, they see how much it can be. When you actually apply the science and engineering part of it,” said David Bosma, a science teacher with the Alden-Conger School District and the Supermileage Team Advisor.
The team said their success wouldn’t be possible without the help of many local businesses and individuals, who sponsor the team by donating money that helps fund projects.