LUNCH BOX DERBY SPONSORED BY STATE APPLE COMMISSION

WENATCHEE, Wash. -- Boys and girls, start your apples!This command may seem a bit strange, but not to many fourth-and fifth-graders in schools across the country.In a pilot program sponsored by the Washington State Apple Commission here, fourth- and fifth-graders were challenged this winter to design, build and race model cars made entirely of produce.Known as the Lunch Box Derby, four-member teams

WENATCHEE, Wash. -- Boys and girls, start your apples!

This command may seem a bit strange, but not to many fourth-and fifth-graders in schools across the country.

In a pilot program sponsored by the Washington State Apple Commission here, fourth- and fifth-graders were challenged this winter to design, build and race model cars made entirely of produce.

Known as the Lunch Box Derby, four-member teams were required to build the cars no larger than 1 square foot. E

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