CENTERVILLE -- Three students from Centerville will be among the top 100 teams in Virginia this Saturday competing in the Team America Rocketry Challenge.
Viewmont High School sophomores Hunter Davis and Quin Stewart, along with Centerville Junior High School seventh-grader Mac Johnson, will compete in this year's Team America Rocketry Challenge at Great Meadow in The Plains, Va.
Students had to design a rocket that could carry an egg 750 feet in the air and have it return to the ground within 50 seconds.
Students are competing for more than $60,000 in scholarships and a chance to participate in NASA's prestigious Student Launch Initiative.
This is the 11th year for the competition.
Industry partners such as Raytheon Company and Lockheed Martin work hand in hand with the Aerospace Industries Association and the National Association of Rocketry to sponsor TARC. Raytheon Company provides critical funding for the winning team to compete in an international fly-off held at the Paris Air Show in June against teams from the UK and France.