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 and Hackleburg both advanced to the second and final round, with Hackleburg landing in 16th place and Winfield touching down in 35th in the nation out of 100 teams.
More than 4,500 students from 798 teams in 45 states competed in the 2023 American Rocketry Challenge.


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