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West HS students win rocket competition

MADISON (WKOW) -- Madison West High School won the national championship in the Team America Rocketry Challenge in Virginia, according to the school district spokesman.

The team beat 99 other teams of student ‘rocketeers' from schools acorss the country.

"This win is as big as it gets in student rocketry," said Chris Hager, the team's coach who also teaches biology at West.

There are four juniors on the team: Jacqui German, John Schoech, Tenzin Sonam and Ben Winokur. The team's mentor is Dr. Pavel Pinkas, an engineer. 


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