Shoot for the Stars STEM Camp Blasts Off!

Updated: June 29, 2019 11:29 AM

Bright blue skies were the launch weather for the rocket blasting on Friday at Wheeler Field. High school students who participated in St. Scholastica's Shoot for the Stars STEM enrichment program got to see the results of their hard work and engineering.

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It's in its third summer now, the program has expanded to three weeks to benefit more students. It's lead by Donna Kirk, mathematics professor, along with Tim Trygstad, associate professor of chemistry.

Alayna Panfil, from Denfeld, said, "It's such an awesome opportunity to be part of this program and to learn so much."

"I don't regret joining," added Rose Tobolaski, from Barnum. "They offer you so many opportunities, it's really fun."

And Daniel Luhm, from Proctor, said now he's considering a career in aviation. "Knowing we put in all the hard work for it, coming out here today, and launching them and going so high and successful, it's relieving and nice."

The students even live in the college's dorms, for a taste of what college will feel like.

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