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Grades 9-12

Solar Cup is the nation’s largest solar-powered boat competition. Each year from November through May, high school students throughout Southern California participate in this program that culminates in each team racing their 16-foot long boat on Lake Skinner in Temecula. 

Throughout the program, students have an opportunity to develop and increase their leadership and communication skills, as well as gain a better understanding of:

  • Stewardship of natural resources, including water conservation;
  • Water supply and water quality challenges;
  • Renewable energy, through hands-on math, science, and engineering activities; and 
  • Careers within the water industry

Downey High School's Fourth Place PSA: