Stockton school earns high marks at national competition


STOCKTON — Morada Middle School finished first in the 14th annual Garrett Morgan Sustainable Transportation Competition. The program is designed to promote awareness and interest in transportation careers and motivate students to take math and science classes in high school.

Morada’s Grape Stomp Bio-Fuel Project was sponsored by the Stockton office of the California Transportation Department.  Caltrans sponsored three teams in this year’s competition and it was the second time Morada has won the award at the national competition.

The school prepared and presented its sustainable transportation project in a national videoconference competition.

Morada Middle School will be recognized at the annual Mineta Transportation Institute Awards Banquet, June 18, in San Jose. The class will receive a plaque and a $1,000 check for its efforts.

“I am so proud of these students,” said Caltrans District 10 Director Dennis Agar in a press release. “Their creative minds went to work and gave a great and innovative presentation. Congratulations to the Morada Middle School.”


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