OUR VIEW: Greenpower racing making impact in Troup County

Published 11:30 am Friday, September 16, 2022

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Greenpower racing is taking over Troup County Schools, and it’s a great thing for our students.

We wrote in Thursday’s newspaper about Clearview Elementary School adding a Greenpower team, just the latest addition to a lineup that now includes most of TCSS.

Long Cane Middle School is the premiere program currently, as it continues to rack up national championships, but the other programs are catching up quickly.

And while the wins are nice on the racetrack, it’s really all the Ws in the classroom that are adding up.

Greenpower is described on its website as a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) program that provides students in grades four through twelve in a hands-on project-based learning experience that engages students academically and builds critical employability skills. 

Greenpower provides the curriculum, car kits and parts and more. 

Students then build the car, working together to overcome challenges. They have a driver, a crew, a marketing team and more.

The national championship races were held at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama earlier this year. 

It’s just a tremendous overall experience for our students, and we thank Matthew Graham, who oversees Greenpower for the school system, and many others for the work they do in making it successful in Troup County.