Green Vale Students Attend "Rockets on the Hill" Reception in D.C.
Washington, DC - May 9, 2014
Members of one Green Vale School Rocket Club team qualified for Nationals at the Team America Rocketry Challenge to be held on Saturday, May 10, just outside of Washington, DC. They are seventh grade students George, Hayes, James, Marshall and Sasha.
To kick-off the exciting weekend they attended the "Rockets on the Hill" reception that Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), in conjunction with the Aerospace Industries Association, hosted in the Hart Senate Office Building on Friday, May 9. Guest speakers were Rep. Mike Honda, California, 17th District, Dr. John S. Langford, Chairman and CEO of Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation, and Leland Melvin, Former Astronaut, NFL Player and Associate Administrator for Education at NASA.
Congratulations to Team Green Vale for being just one of 100 teams nationwide to earn a spot at Nationals! This year's challenge was the toughest in years -- scores that qualified for Nationals were as high as 54.12. Green Vale's qualifying score was 15! Zero is a perfect score and St. Anthony's High School in Huntington is the only other qualifying team from Long Island.
George, Hayes, Leland Melvin, Sasha and James with club mentor Peter Zaloom in back.