Winner: Rockwall-Heath High School from Heath, Tex
Tied 2nd: Lambert High School from Suwanee, Ga., and Harmony Magnet Academy from Strathmore, Calif.
“THE PLAINS, Va., May 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A team from Rockwall-Heath High School in Heath, Tex., took first place at the ninth annual Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) finals Saturday afternoon, besting 99 teams from across the country to earn the title of national champion.
Rockwall-Heath joined more than 600 participating teams in September 2010 on a journey that included rocketry design, simulated flights and test launches. Sponsored by the Aerospace Industries Association and the National Association of Rocketry, the contest encourages students to prepare for careers in the aerospace industry, which is working to boost the pipeline of students with science, technology, engineering and math skills.”