Seven Teams from Alabama ARC to Finals

Five ARC teams from north Alabama including one from Huntsville made the best scores in the country and are going to the finals. The schools are:

Team Number School or Organization City
24- 0811 Thompson High School Alabaster
24- 0515 St. John Paul II Huntsville
24- 0410 Lawrence County High School Moulton
24- 0140 Muscle Shoals High School Team 1 Muscle Shoals
24- 0418 Muscle Shoals High School Team 2 Muscle Shoals
24- 0688 Tharptown High School Russellville
24- 0473 Russellville High School Russellville

Last year Tharptown High School from Russellville was second nationally with John Paul II High School of Huntsville third. This year they’re both going back along with Lawrence County High School that was also in the top hundred of 2023.

The finalists will compete on May 18 for the title of National Champion at The Plains, Virginia. In addition to the $100,000 prize pool, finalists will compete for the title of National Champion of the American Rocketry Challenge, which includes an all-expenses-paid trip to London for the International Rocketry Challenge in July.

To qualify for the National Finals participating teams designed, built, and launched model rockets that could safely carry a payload of one raw egg with a target flight duration of 43-46 seconds and an altitude of 820 feet. Cutoff score for top 100 was 32.12.

Total registered from the state for 2024 were 38 teams from 24 schools; 11 schools had multiple teams. We salute these teams and their work in rocketry.

Thompson High School Alabaster
Phillips High School Bear Creek
Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama Birmingham
Cullman Area Technology Academy Cullman
Central High School Florence
Rogers High School Florence
Hackleburg High School Hackleburg
Haleyville City Schools Haleyville
Alabama School of Cyber Technology and Engineering Huntsville
St. John Paul II Catholic High School Huntsville
Lincoln High School Lincoln
Bob Jones High School Madison
Alabama School of Mathematics and Science Mobile
Lawrence County High School Moulton
Muscle Shoals High School Muscle Shoals
Phil Campbell High School Phil Campbell
Russellville High School Russellville
Tharptown High School Russellville
Sylvania High School Sylvania
West Morgan High School Trinity
West Morgan Middle School Trinity
Hewitt Trussville High School Trussville
Wetumpka High School Wetumpka
Winfield City High School Winfield


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