One of our newest GWCS students immediately embraced the school value of Intellectual Curiosity by conducting a live rocket launch for the GWCS staff and student body. Mark had spent all summer constructing his four foot tall hammer and sickle red rocket. He is an expert at rocketry and was extremely enthusiastic about sharing his knowledge and experience with the school. The launch took place at Kings Park on a beautiful windy day. The initial launch only went five feet high but Mark quickly determined it was because the engine he had in place was too old. Mark opened a packet of new engines and enabled the setup again with fresh wadding paper, igniter, and plug. He attached the alligator clips with the battery as we all stood back for a countdown. 3-2-1 blastoff! The launch was successful! The rocket flew high in the sky above forest tree level to all of our delight. Special thanks to Mark for taking the time to share this out-of-sight experience with his teachers and classmates!
Julia Kohler, GWCS Science Teacher
GW Community School
3-2-1 Blast Off with Mark
December 6, 2017