Two student rocket teams from Harmony Science Academy-Beaumont and one team from Harmony Science Academy-Houston High have been recognized as two of the top 101 teams in the country and are on their way to the national finals for the Team America Rocketry Challenge. The qualifying competition required them to launch a raw egg into the atmosphere that would reach an altitude of 800 feet and stay in the air for 41 – 43 seconds without any damage as it returns to the ground.The teams competed on May 12 at Great Meadow in The Plains, VA, which is about 50 miles from Washington, D.C. Top placing teams in the national contest will split more than $100,000 in cash and scholarships, and the overall winning team will travel to Great Britain to compete in the International Rocketry Challenge at the Farnborough International Airshow in July. “This is where we started our journey from 3 years ago, now we are going to #TARC2018 National Finals, through 3 years of perseverance,” said team coach M. Benli. Harmony Science Academy-Houston High came in 32nd place, while the teams from Harmony Science Academy Beaumont came in 68th and 86th. We would like to congratulate all participating students and mentors for a wonderful job representing Harmony.