Campers Build and Launch Rockets

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The sky's the limit for some local children who participated in a rocket launching challenge today, Friday August 8th.

The Challenger Learning Center hosted a week long camp to give students hands on experience with engineering and robotics.

The children learned to make rockets out of paper and plastic and those rockets were put to the test to see how far each could go.

Susan Borland from the Challenger Learning Center says, "Our goal is to get more kids excited about STEM subjects, science, technology, engineering and math. With the real goal of being maybe some of these students that attend camp here today might end up here at the FAMU/FSU College of Engineering when they graduate high school."

The children are competing against other kids their age all across the country to see whose rocket can go the distance.

The local winner is John Lee. He is now eligable to compete in the National Rocket competition, either in Huntsville, Alabama or Titusville, Florida.

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