American Rocketry Challenge

Rocketry teams compete at nationals

PLAINS, VIRGINIA — Two high school rocketry teams from Marion County traveled to the Washington, D.C. area to compete in the final round of the American Rocketry Challenge in Great Meadow in The Plains, Va. on the weekend of Saturday, May 20.
Teams took their rockets and made two flights, and after the first, teams had to make adjustments on the spot to account for a lower maximum altitude the rocket was required to reach.

Winfield, Hackleburg teams among 100 finalists

By Scott Johnson
General Manager

Two Marion County rocketry teams are among 100 national finalists in the American Rocketry Challenge.
Both Hackleburg High School and Winfield City High School have teams represented in the national finals, which will take place in mid-June at launch sites across the U.S., including one at a Birmingham site where a total of seven teams in the state will compete.