Student Is Finalist in World Monaco Mouse Trap Car Competition

Gifft Hill School (GHS) has announced that Kaitlyn Cummings, Class of 2016, has been selected as one of 12 finalists in the world to compete in the annual Monaco Mouse Trap Car Grand Prix. She will travel to Monaco with GHS physics teacher Jim Willen to participate in the final competition, May 25 through June 1.
The Grand Prix is a contest that invites science students to demonstrate their knowledge by applying the laws of physics in designing and building a mouse trap car. The contest is conducted under the patronage of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco.
This year’s contest involves the design of a car that can traverse 10 meters in the shortest time. The students in Willen’s physics class decided to enter this exciting contest. They conducted tests on their cars from January to April and used their test results to continually modify their car. On April 6, the final time trials were conducted in the Great Room at the Lower Campus of Gifft Hill School.
The officials of the competition were notified of the results. On May 5, the officials from Monaco notified Willen that Cummings had been selected as one of the 12 finalists. The staff and students of Gifft Hill School congratulate Cummings for all of her hard work.
She will be graduating with the Class of 2016 at 5 p.m., Friday, June 10, on Trayser Field at the GHS Upper Campus.
As standing member of the National Association of Independent Schools, Gifft Hill School provides high-quality educational programming to over 180 students in preschool through 12th grade.
For more information, contact Jim Willen at 776-1730 or [email protected]

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