- Creekview High School (Canton, Ga) rocketry team bested 799 rocketry teams represented the U.S. in Summer 2018 in the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC), which is the world’s largest student rocket contest and a key piece of the aerospace and defense industry’s strategy to build a stronger U.S. workforce in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).. Then they won the International Rocketry Competition! https://www.aia-aerospace.org/news/georgia-rocketeers-win-gold/.
- The Creekview team needed help in the amount of about $5,000 plus gas money to help them get to the competition in 2019. AIAA Atlanta decided to help them by providing $500 to have t-shirts made. Of course, the AIAA Atlanta logo is prominently displayed on the sleeve of the t-shirts!! See photo below.
On May 18, 2019, the Top 101 teams met at Great Meadow in The Plains, Va. for the all-day event.
The top twenty-five finishers receive an invitation to participate in NASA’s Student Launch initiative to continue their exploration of rocketry with high-powered rockets and challenging mission parameters.
The two Creekview teams finished 4th and 5th. Congratulations to the teams and to their faculty sponsor Tim Smyrl <Tim.Smyrl@cherokeek12.net>.
We have invited the Creekview teams to join us in September 2019 to tell us how they achieve their success and to show off, but not launch, their rockets!!