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December 16, 2017
KSUT Regional
KSUT Regional
DHS Students Win International Competiton
(2008-07-29)
(ksut) - HOST LEAD: A group of Durango High School Students is boasting an international championship, for the second year in a row.
KSUT's Victor Locke Reports.

VICTOR: The 14 Durango High Students, make up an Aerospace Design team known as "Vulture Aviation."
Working with similar teams from Maryland and India, the students, led by DHS Teacher Damian Nash, competed this past weekend against three other so called "super teams" at the International Space Settlement Design Competition, at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.
Each team had to design a large-scale human settlement on the moon, with construction beginning in the year 2033.
The design had to be able to accomodate 15-thousand people in a space environment.
Students began their designing Saturday and made powerpoint presentations of their plans Monday morning.
The team containing the Durango Students won first place in the International competition, for the second year in a row.
In the fifteen year history of the competition, teams from Durango have won four times, compared to five wins by California's Whitney High School.
In an email to parents, Nash says with the back-to-back victories, Durango has given notice that this could be the beginning of their dynasty.
Eleven of the DHS students will return next year.
Three others just graduated this Spring.
From KSUT, I'm Victor Locke.
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