The Fighting Falcons are a group of skilled individuals that have been brought together to build a Soap Box Derby car to race.
Meet Our Team
Briana is the Captain of the Fighting Falcons. In her free time she enjoys writing and reading.
Authur is an assistant mechanic for the Fighting Falcons. In his free time he enjoys playing video games and going outside. He also played basketball for AMS red.
Elaina is the Journalist for the Fighting Falcons. In her free time she enjoys drawing, photoshopping, and playing video games. She also participates in AMS Power of the Pen.
Pete is the head mechanic for the Fighting Falcons. In his free time he likes to run, eat, and weld. This year he ran cross country for AMS and AMS track & field.
Lillie is the head Website Editor and driver for the Fighting Falcons. In her free time she enjoys swimming, playing volleyball, writing, and running. This year she played volleyball for AMS blue and is running for AMS track & field.
Kyle is an assistant mechanic for the Fighting Falcons. In his free time he enjoys wrestling, playing football, and playing Xbox. This year he played football for AMS red and wrestled for AMS red.
Nia is the head Secretary for the Fighting Falcons. In her free time she enjoys sleeping and playing basketball. She played basketball for AMS red this year.
Gavin is the head Graphic designer for the Fighting Falcons. In his free time he enjoys solving different sized rubik's cubes and playing video games.
Alyssa is the head photographer for the Fighting Falcons. In her free time she enjoys running and drawing. This year, she ran for AMS cross country and AMS track & field.
Our path to success
February 21, 2018
February 22, 2018
February 23, 2018
Today our head mechanic (Pete), graphic designer (Gavin), and one potential driver (Kyle) began Step 1 of building the car.
February 26, 2018
Today our website manager (Lillie) made a lot of progress on our team website. Our team reporter (Elaina) began writing down ideas for the script of our infomercial. The rest of our team also helped out with more of our written part of Soap Box project.
March 1, 2018
Today went amazing, as far as stuff that does not involve the car. We got scenes one, two, and three done for our infomercial. We also started scene four, and all of the kids who acted did very well.
April 5, 2018
We haven't had much time to work on our Soap Box assignments, but we have still been working on our car. Here's a little bit of an update: we are almost done with our car and are working out the little things that will make it go faster, we are also working on team shirts, and waiting for our shells to be done.
Mr. T came in today, and we got a lot done on our car. The wires were not ready so we didn’t put them on. We also chose drivers today! Our driver is Lillie.
February 27, 2018
Today, we worked on our infomercial and ended up getting really far so we began to film.
March 2, 2018
Today we only has a little bit of time, so we just worked on the website and infomercial script.
April 25, 2018
Today we got a class period to work on the finishing touches. We worked on editing our infomercial, the press release, and updating the website.
Mr. T came in again today, and checked the shells for bumps and bruises. We put on the wires and got the wheel done.
February 28, 2018
Today we continued our filming, and did more work on the website. Peter, Elaina, and Kyle began working on the press release.
March 12, 2018
Today we got a little bit of time to work. We did a lot for the sponsorships and infomercial.
May 14, 2018
We went on a STEM field trip today. Our trip was to Derby Downs in Akron, Ohio where we will race the cars. We got Lillie weighed in and her car inspected. We also got to go down the track.
On race day, we all went to help out. Our driver Lillie and her two car handlers, Pete and Nia, did very good. As well as the rest of the Fighting Falcon team. We ended up taking 3rd place overall with our shiny, blue car!