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Girl Scouts & Boy Scouts show Right Stuff in National Rocket Competition

9 Sep 2011, 21:31 UTC
Girl Scouts & Boy Scouts show Right Stuff in National Rocket Competition
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An announcement from the Reach for the Stars ~ National Rocket Competition program:

Collin Warner - National Winner

Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts Prove They Have the Right Stuff in National Rocket Competition
Four of the six first-place positions in the annual Reach for the Stars ~ National Rocket Competition have been claimed by 3 Girl Scouts and a Boy Scout. The national winners will receive their trophies either at the historic U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame or at the October Sky Festival.
Seemingly in response to the nations call for more interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) activities – kids across the nation have competed in the fifth annual Reach for the Stars ~ National Rocket Competition. At the end of the Competition those who had the “Right Stuff”* were victorious.

Nicole Frese -National Winner

Contestants had to build and launch a solid-fuel powered rocket at an event held in their area by schools, scouts, youth groups and Challenger Learning Centers. The closest average landing by parachute to a target after two launches wins. Local winner’s results are entered into the national Competition. The annual Competition runs continuously and is open to ages ten to adult. ...

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