Friday April 1, 2005

this is an inspiring, and yet sad story.  amazing students, phenomenal teachers.  so much potential for these young engineers….

How four underdogs from the mean streets of Phoenix took on the best from M.I.T. in the national underwater bot championship.
The winter rain makes a mess of West Phoenix. It turns dirt yards into mud and forms reefs of garbage in the streets. Junk food wrappers, diapers, and Spanish-language porn are swept into the gutters. On West Roosevelt Avenue, security guards, two squad cars, and a handful of cops watch teenagers file into the local high school. A sign reads: Carl Hayden Community High School: The Pride’s Inside.

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2 thoughts on “Friday April 1, 2005

  1. genevalgene

    “The Wired article on the four Carl Hayden students appeared about five weeks ago. Since then, nearly $53,000 has poured into a ‘La Vida Robot Scholarship Fund’ opened after hundreds of people e-mailed Wired and Carl Hayden High School offering financial assistance to the boys.”



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