The Minster STEM Club was excited to find out that four teams have qualified in the Top 100 to compete in the National Finals of the world’s largest rocket contest, beating out the scores of 830 other participating student teams from across the country.
Teams will now travel to compete in the final fly-off of the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) on Saturday, May 18, 2019 outside of Washington, DC.
TARC 2019 challenges middle and high school students across the country to design and build a rocket that can hit a precise altitude of 856 feet, have a total flight time of 43-46 seconds, and recover three raw eggs safely.
Team 5077 / The Flaming Hot Cheetos
Nathan Oldiges, Austin Wellman, Eli Rindler, Johnny Nixon, Jack Kohne, John Schmiesing
Team 5155 / Rocket League
Logan Kohne, Owen Barhorst, Cedric Ranly, Chase Couse, Logan Dirksen
Team 5154 / Rocket Riderz
Ryan Halpin, Kaleb Sharp, Tyler Stueve, Chad Schulze, Adam Rindler, Hannah Oldiges, Keetan Sharp, Fletcher Luthman, Alex Schmitmeyer, Justin Bergman, Josh Kies
The STEM Club was formed in 2009 to encourage students in grades 7-12 to participate in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).
This ambitious undertaking has costs and over the past year STEM Club members have been busy raising money hosting movie nights. But rocketry is very expensive, an average rocket cost $200 and each motor around $25 each, this year alone we have conducted over 80 practice launches with an associated motor cost well over $2000.
WE NEED YOUR HELP... The teams are looking for sponsors to help us reach our goal of raising $3000 so we can attend the national finals. Your sponsorship will help defray the cost of purchasing additional motors, model rocket supplies, and team apparel for the TARC competition.
Thank you for your support.