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LHS engineering kids bring home more hardware
Let me tell you something, the Lawrence High college prep engineering students are amazing.First, they cleaned up at the KU engineering competition in October. And the boys have a pretty sweet sense of humor too. They totally helped me out on my stand-up. (I tried to be funny — they were funny.)This past weekend, they were in KC competing in a new event: The Construction Challenge! Dum, dum, dummmm!I went to talk to the kids about what they were hoping to do. The kids and their teacher, Charlie Lauts, thought they'd do pretty well, considering the national competition had never held a regional in KC. Most of the schools in the area were new, too.The kids cleaned up again. They got first, second AND third overall and even got some individual awards. This means they can go to nationals in Knoxville, Tenn., — if they can get there.If you're feeling generous and want to help sponsor the future builders of our nation, let me know. I'll put you in touch with these engineering phenoms.