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By LuAnn Schindler

The need for speed: Mousetrap cars built for racing


LuAnn Schindler | SAM

(l-r): Luke Kester and Zander Tabbert built mousetrap cars for competition at the SkillsUSA Middle School Conference, March 1, in Grand Island. Kester finished third.

Two Summerland seventh-grade students discovered construction a vehicle takes patience and a lot of testing.

Luke Kester and Zander Tabbert competed in mousetrap vehicle - distance competition.

Kester finished third in the event.

He said the event seemed like a challenge he was willing to tackle.

"I have liked creating cool things since I was three," he said, noting he had seen others build the mousetrap vehicles. "It inspired me to create my own."

He started the process by planning a design and got to work on the creation.

"The wheels were definitely the worst challenge during the competit...

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