Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Up, Up And Away With The Soaring Six!

Our Lady of Calvary Catholic School in Philadelphia will celebrate the success of its “Soaring Six,” an all-female, eighth grade rocketry team and give them a send-off. The team is preparing to compete in the National Championship among 100 teams in Manassas, Virginia on Saturday, May 13th.

During the send-off Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney as well as members of Our Lady of Calvary’s faculty and staff, administrators from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Office of Catholic Education, and rocket program parents will take part in wishing the team success. Mr. Gregory Severino, faculty instructor for the Rocket Program at Our Lady of Calvary Catholic School, and team members will offer a tour of the rocket lab as well as, weather permitting, a multi-rocket launch in the school yard.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Our Lady of Calvary Catholic School
11023 Kipling Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19154

The “Soaring Six” and their instructors and families will depart for Washington, D.C. on the afternoon of Thursday, May 11th. Their busy schedule on the weekend of May 12th and 13th includes taking part in “Rockets on the Hill” on Friday, May 12th. During this event the young ladies from Our Lady of Calvary will have the opportunity to meet Congressional leaders and give a presentation on rocketry.

Our Lady of Calvary’s rocketry team is now recognized as one of the top 100 student rocket teams in the United States by aerospace industry leaders. The “Soaring Six” beat 736 other teams nationally to earn a championship spot. They are one of only four middle school aged teams in the competition, the only all-female middle school team, and the first Philadelphia team to make it to the finals.

Notes: For more information on Our Lady of Calvary School please visit: http://www.olcalvaryschool.org/.
For information about Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, please visit http://www.aopcatholicschools.org/.

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