Moffat County High School student Kylee Gorringe, right-center, prepares to launch her rocket Friday during the MCHS science department’s “Rockin Rockets” competition. The event got off to a slow start, but once students and teachers worked out the kinks, rockets were flying in rapid succession.
A Moffat County High School student’s rocket lifts off Friday during the “Rockin Rockets” competition.
Moffat County High School science teachers, from right, Heather Fross, Amber Clark and Stephanie Harvey judge students on rocket design before Friday’s “Rockin Rockets” competition. In Harvey’s hands is not an extra long roll of gift wrap, but her rocket for the competition. Standing at more than five feet tall it was the largest rocket launched on Friday.
Dozens of MCHS students watch the “Rockin Rockets” competition from the north hill. Many students turned out for the seventh period competition and stayed through its entirety despite the fact that the last rocket did not launch until long after the final bell.
Moffat County High School science teacher Amber Clark, left, and MCHS student Kylee Gorringe load the first rocket of Friday’s “Rockin Rockets” competition.
A Moffat County High School student loads his rocket onto the launch pad during Friday’s “Rockin Rockets” competition.
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.