The 8th grade girls Rocket Team from Seabrook Intermediate placed 4th in the nation out of 101 teams at the National Team America Rocketry Challenge in Washington, D.C. This finish earned them a $10,000 reward. The members of the team were Elizabeth Fortson, Alina Haryani, and Katelyn Oliver.
The Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) is the world’s largest student rocket contest and a key piece of the aerospace and defense industry’s strategy to build a stronger U.S. workforce in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
This year’s contest challenged students to design, build and fly a rocket carrying two raw eggs to an altitude of 850 feet and return them to ground with the eggs uncracked within 44-46 seconds. Based on local qualification flights, the top 100 teams were invited to Washington, D.C. in May for the National Finals. Top placing teams split more than $100,000 in cash and scholarships.