The Houston High School Solar Car team won its 15th-consecutive national title on Saturday. The students raced their Sundancer car nearly 800 miles across the country, going from Forth Worth, Texas, to Minneapolis, Minnesota, to place first in the race that included 24 participants. The Chickasaw Journal’s Floyd Ingram (4:13) joins Derek and Brad to discuss the accomplishment, its significance and what makes Houston so dominant in solar car races.
Also on today’s show, local government reporter Caleb Bedillion (11:19) discusses the progress on building a new animal shelter in Lee County. Preliminary dirt work has begun on the Humane Society project that has been 10 years in the making. An official groundbreaking could come in August with the construction of a foundation to follow shortly after that.
Daily Journal education reporter Emma Kent (18:23) provides details on a new leadership program started by the Tupelo Public School District for teachers hoping to pursue a career as school administrators.
Food editor Ginna Parsons (21:13) breaks down this week’s food section – lasagna roll-ups, family dinners and more.