Team America Rocketry Challenge has been an exciting edition to MVGS activities. Mr. Dietrich has primarily led teams on whichever campus he was working on at the time. So, right now, we have a flourishing team in Middletown. Recently, the students in Warrenton expressed interest in fielding a TARC team, as well, and Mrs. LaMonica stepped into the role of advisor.
Each TARC team needs to have a qualifying launch in order to move forward with the regional and national challenges. On February 12th, the Warrenton team attended a qualifying event. Mrs. LaMonica sent me this account of the events (FYI, Bruce is the rocket.):
The good news: Bruce proved the laws of physics- what goes up will come down.
The bad news: Bruce came straight down on the second launch and is now a crushed and broken corpse of a rocket. However, the officials at the meet said this was the best total failure they had ever seen. This did not cheer up the group noticeably.
Progress Report: Mr. Dietrich has overseen the ordering of new parts and the team is again planning to work on qualifying for the TARC challenge.
We have high hopes for Bruce and the Warrenton’s team rocketry success. Perhaps the Warrenton students could prepare cards or letters encouraging Bruce in his efforts. Every rocket needs positive feedback.