St. Agnes Catholic School students honored as National Finalists!

Saint Agnes Catholic School students honored as National Finalists, representing one of only two Kansas schools – Team America Rocket Challenge (TARC).  St. Agnes Catholic School’s seventh and eighth grade “Avengers” TARC team qualified for Nationals to be held on May 14, 2016 in Washington, D.C. St. Agnes is one of two teams representing the state of Kansas.  Nearly 4,000 students from across the nation compete in TARC each year. The contest’s rules and scoring parameters change every cycle to challenge the students’ ingenuity and encourage a fresh approach to rocket design. This year’s contest challenges students to design, build and fly a rocket carrying two raw eggs to an altitude of 850 feet and return to ground with the eggs un-­‐cracked within 44 to 46 seconds.  Based on local qualification flights, the top 100 teams are invited to Washington, D.C. in May for the National Finals.