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Moffat County High School student Levi Ogden primes the ignition system on his model rocket during Friday’s “Rockin' Rockets” competition sponsored by the MCHS science department. Ogden received awards for most creative design and epic disaster.

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Students experiment with aerodynamics in model rocket competition

There was an air of excitement and anticipation as 38 teams gathered Friday afternoon on the Moffat County High School practice football field for a rocket launch competition. Dozens more joined their classmates for the seventh-period contest, taking seats on the north hill to watch the action. But, the MCHS science department’s spring Science Olympic event, “Rockin' Rockets,” got off to a slow start. Kylee Gorringe was the first student on the launch pad.


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