Santa Fe High School took the top prize in Whittier Union's annual Science Cup on March 1, when they constructed Rube Goldberg machines, built lamp-powered water heaters, designed and built skeeball catapults and competed in a science quiz bowl.
The Science Cup winners made up nearly 100 of the District's brightest science students who participated in the event, which took place at the Sierra Education Center gym.
“It’s exciting and it feels really good to win. We put a lot of effort into it,” said Santa Fe High senior Roxanne Flores, who began preparing for the competition with her classmates in January.
Santa Fe took second place in the catapult skeeball, second and third place in the water heater challenge, and first place in the Rube Goldberg machine contest.
During the event, all teams were given the same time limit and supplies to build their projects and were guided by science club advisers, including Santa Fe science teacher Alejandra Gonzalez.