Soapbox Derby 2004 Stock Division.
This was Prentiss' second Soapbox Derby. Prentiss had her first Soap Box Derby Race in Rock Hill, SC, where she received 5th and 2nd places. She is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Kendall, Sr. of Greenville, SC.
The South Carolina Academy of Science sponsors young scientists in the Soapbox Derby each year. Students in MESAS win the opportunity by participating in Regional Science Fairs and other SCAS activities.
Prentiss, who is now 16, enjoys Soap Box Racing and playing instruments like the harp and piano. In November she won a national string solo competition on her harp, and in April she won first place in a national competition for a piano duet. She also loves swimming, hiking and all sports. Her favorite sport is volleyball where her position is middle hitter/setter. This past year her Hampton Park Christian School Volleyball team won first place in the state of South Carolina.
Prentiss finished second in the Super Stock Soap Box Derby in Columbia, SC this summer, but she states her racing would not be possible without the help of several people. Miss Kendall said, "I want to say a special thank you to Dr. Don Jordan with USC Science and Engineering Fair for being a great sponsor and supporter of my racing. I also would like to thank Scott Koenke. This race would definitely not be possible if I didn't have him helping me build such an awesome car! He has done a great job. I also want to thank my parents for their great support and willingness to allow me to invest in another sport/activity! But most importantly, I want to thank my Savior, Jesus Christ who has given me eternal life because of my salvation through Him, and also because of Him I have physical strength to Soap Box Race!!!"
Soapbox Derby 2004 Stock Division
John David Black represented the South Carolina Academy of Science in the 2004 Stock Division Soap Box Derby in Columbia SC. as a first time contestant! In the first heat John ducked low, popped up to rub his neck and smile at his mother Trudy Black chanting from the side-lines, then he hunkered down and back to business.
The South Carolina Academy of Science sponsors young scientists in the Soapbox Derby each year. Student in MESAS win the opportunity by participating in Regional Science Fairs and other SCAS activities.
John David Black is 9 years old and is in the fourth grade at Killian Elementary. John serves as a junior volunteer at the Richland County Public Library main branch and also serves as a volunteer at the South Carolina State Museum. He is a member of the Indian Waters Council Cub Scouts, Webelos Scout, the South Carolina Reel Kids Fishing Club, AWABA Club- Killian Baptist, USC Strings Program: violin String Level 3, and he is a Riverbanks Zoo Junior Master Gardener
He participated in the Columbia Midlands Soap Box Derby 2004; The Chamber Theatre for Youth- The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe (2004); Richland County Public Library-Kids in Print (2003); and Workshop Theatre: Summer Acting (2002). His hobbies include building with Legos, making wood crafts, inventing things, reading and writing.
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|Title Annotation:||South Carolina Academy of Science Annual Reports|
|Publication:||Bulletin of the South Carolina Academy of Science|
|Date:||Jan 1, 2005|
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