Students from Creekview High School of Canton outperformed hundreds of their peers from across the country recently to earn first place at the 12th annual Team America Rocketry Challenge, which is the world's largest student rocket contest. Champions Amanda Semler, 18; Andrew White, 16; Nick Dimos, 16; Austin Bralick, 16; and Bailey Robertson, 15; bested more than 700 other teams representing 48 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands to earn the national title. The students were tasked with designing and building a rocket that could fly to 825 feet and back within 48-50 seconds while carrying two raw eggs that must return undamaged.
Walton High School recently captured first place in the 2014 Get There Green high school competition hosted by the Clean Air Campaign. The competition is an action-oriented high school program designed to educate students about pollution reduction, help students create and implement sustainable transportation plans for their schools and introduce high school students to the broader context of community transportation planning. Specifically, Walton students set goals to increase bus ridership, carpooling, reduce idling, and set up a carpool signup and matching stations for students to find ride partners.