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Epic Ohana hosted Moana for photo opportunities at Celebrating Ohana on April 6.
Above: PATCH provided activities for keiki at Celebrating Ohana on April 6. Below: Epic Ohana hosted Moana for photo opportunities. Courtesy photos
Kealakehe High goes even higher
Two teams from Kealakehe High School in Kailua-Kona are among the 101 national finalists in the Team America Rocketry Challenge, sponsored by the Aerospace Industries Association. The students will compete against other teams at the National Finals, taking place in Northern Virginia on May 18. In addition to competing for a total of $100,000 in prizes, the winner of the National Finals will advance to the International Rocketry Challenge, taking place in Paris, France in June. The top 20 finishers will earn a spot in next year’s NASA Student Launch competition.
The team is being advised by Justin Brown. The teams are among 830 teams that entered the competition from 46 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The competition, which is this year honoring the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, requires a team to launch a rocket carrying three raw eggs that must reach an altitude of at least 856 feet before separating and returning the uncracked eggs to earth – all within 43 and 46 seconds and with strict height and weight requirements. Now in its 17th year, the Rocketry Challenge has inspired more than 70,000 middle and high school students to explore education and careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) fields.
Mahalo from Celebrating Ohana
Neighborhood Place of Kona and Kona Commons would like to thank all those who participated in the seventh annual Celebrating Ohana event on April 6. This year, 111 families were provided valuable resources along with fun activities. Mahalo nui loa to all who participated, and to the agencies that provided the creative and interactive information booths.
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