Students launch into fun event

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Seven KMS eighth-grade students competed in the annual Rockets for School event in Sheboygan over the weekend.

The students are part of Mr. Jeremy Dimpfl's Technology and Engineering class. The students researched payload ideas, and constructed a 7-foot tall high-powered rocket that carried their payload to an altitude of approximately 4,000 feet before splashing down in Lake Michigan. 

The payload consisted of an experiment with jello and popcorn seeds, and the force of the rocket on its ascent.

"The rocket flew beautifully and the experiment was a success,'' Dimpfl said.

Students also participated in some public speaking, as they had to present their ideas to a panel of judges, and a small audience. 

Students on the "der Drache" team included Anthony McCann, Sara Wettstein, Emily Emily Beyer, Gio Perez, Finn Bourne, and Mya Williams.

"This is one of many great experiences that students take with them when they leave here at  KMS,'' Dimpfl said.

To see more photos from the event, please visit the district's Facebook page.