Lately, Austintown Middle School STEM has been getting ready for the All American Soap Box Derby Gravity Racing Challenge! The Gravity Racing Challenge is a sport that kids participate in annually, building cars of different divisions and racing the cars they built themselves. Austintown Middle School STEM has been making their own cars, to compete in the Soap Box Derby for the third time in a row.
The seventh and eighth grade STEM have already picked their teams and team names! There’s Team PEAK, Team Psyche, and The Bombers in the eighth grade. Seventh grade teams are the Juvenile Dragsters, Mechanical Eagles, and Iron Racers. The seventh grade is building the cars, so they can have the experience of making their own soap box car. We compete in other races, the one being in Cleveland is on April 25th, and the big one in Akron is on May 16th, so make sure to come out and support your Austintown STEM teams!