Ingraham High School’s Rocket Club placed third in the nation in its best-ever finish at the Team America Rocketry Challenge.
The teams were tasked with building a rocket that could carry one raw
egg 800 feet into the air and return it to Earth safely within 46 to 48
Ingraham’s Rocket Club teams placed third and 21st in the competition
this month in The Plains, Virginia. The third-place team earned $12,500
in scholarships and $1,000 for the school, plus a flag that orbited in
NASA’s newest Orion spacecraft.
Ingraham has sent 12 teams to the finals in the past nine years, and
four of those placed in the top 10. Of 700 teams that entered this year,
100 made the finals. An Alabama high school placed first, and
Bellevue’s Newport High School placed second.