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Clubs Offer Enrichment at Eblen Intermediate
Clubs Offer Enrichment at Eblen Intermediate
Posted on 12/22/2017
A group of students and their teacher pose around a soap box derby car.This article appears in the Fall 2017 special edition of BCS Advantage magazine. To find out more about Advantage, click here.

Fifth- and Sixth-graders at Eblen Intermediate don’t just learn reading, writing, and math; these students have the opportunity to be a part of many different after-school clubs.

The topics range from art and chorus to a soapbox derby race car club and Raíces, which is a traditional Mexican dance group.

Teacher Travis Walker has advised the soapbox derby race car club for several years.

“Many of the skills that students use in preparing the car align with state standards in both Math and Science. This is a great opportunity for our students to use what they learn in class and apply it to a real-world experience,” he said.

The students begin the year by preparing a car for a downhill race at the North Carolina Science Festival Gravity Games! Last year’s team finished fifth out of 79 schools in the state!

“Race Car Club is the best club in Eblen Intermediate school,” said sixth-grader Timothy Pressley. “When I went to the competition I thought it was an honor to be in the car and race down the track because very few people get to race in a soap box derby car.”

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