The United States Department of Defense is sponsoring Parkview School’s Rocketry Team with students Emily Rodeghiero, Regina Rodeghiero, Andrew Salladin, and Timothy Louie to compete in the 2019-2020 American Rocketry Challenge. Over 800 teams across the country will participate in this competition with rigorous criteria for teams to design, build, and launch their rockets.
Teams work on their rockets from September through March with their final launch in April. The top 100 teams get invited to Washington D.C. where they will compete and determine the team that will represent the USA internationally.
“Our Parkview Team has an excellent chance to make it to the finals in Washington D.C. and especially with the support of STARBASE, Department of Defense,” shared Principal James Hardin.
STARBASE provides the Parkview team with training from their mentors, and also provides the Panther team with materials to build the rockets. Parkview’s team is even allowed to launch rockets at the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos.
Good luck, Parkview!
Parkview School is the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District’s K-12 home school program designed for students who desire an alternative to traditional classroom instruction. Instructional strategies may include independent study, online learning, concurrent classes, and workshops.