The American Rocketry Challenge

The American Rocketry Challenge is the world’s largest rocket contest with nearly 5,000 students nationwide competing annually. The contest gives middle and high school students the opportunity to design, build and launch model rockets, in addition to, hands-on experience solving relevant engineering problems.

Through the Chilton ISD partnership with the Greater Waco Advanced Manufacturing Academy, Chilton ISD was represented in the competition by Adrian de la Fuente, Anson Jones, and Lawrence Stock.  With a goal of reaching 800 feet in a given time, these students recorded the best result in GWAMA's six year history.  This launch was evaluated by representatives of the SpaceX corporation.

Because of their successful launch, these students could possibly have the opportunity to qualify for the national competition as one of the 100 best launch results in the nation.  Congratulations to these students for their hard-work and dedication.  Let's wish them well as they may have the opportunity to compete nationally.

Per Aspera Ad Astra...Through Difficulty to the Stars!