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Roxbury High School Reaches Semi-Finals in H2 Challenge


Roxbury High School Reaches Semi-Finals in H2 Challenge 


Roxbury, NJ (January 5, 2017) – Students from the Physics & Tech classes at Roxbury High School (RHS) participated in the Hydrogen Fuel Cell Model Car Challenge sponsored by Trans-Option at New Providence High School on December 7th

Teams built and designed cars under the guidance and direction of their teachers, Mr. Michael Gottfried and Mrs. Janina Lavigne. 

RHS teams made it to the semi-finals before being eliminated. 

The Hydrogen Fuel Cell Challenge is a hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) program sponsored by Trans-Options. The H2 Challenge was first run in 20074, in keeping with Trans-Options’ commitment to educate students about the existence of alternative fuels. 

“The program is open to high school student only, RHS adopted the program into Physics & Tech classes this year,” according to Denise Glenn, Supervisor of Science in Grades 7-12. 

The challenge requires students to design, build, and race alternative energy model cars. In the process of designing their car, students learn about fuel cell technology. They are also required to submit a documentation portfolio, which presents the team’s concepts, designs, and comments.


PHOTOS ATTACHED (Courtesy of Roxbury High School) 

RHS Physics & Tech Classes for the H2 Challenge (pictured left to right) - Back: Mr. Michael Gottfried, Michael Scorciolla, Eddie Jiminez, Mo Waweru, Chris Lemus, Mikayla Wohltman, Frankie Flatt, Arman Choudhury, Mrs. Janina Lavigne; Front: Front: Ziad Alezabi, Matthew Salguero, Corey McKenna, Jessica Bartelloni

H2 Fuel Cell Model Car Challenge


For more information, contact: Roxbury Community Relations coordinator Ann Rhodes at or 973-584-7699. 


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