Millbrook School students blast off at rocketry competition

From left, Kevin Yu, 18, Kevin Wang, 17, and Chris Wedd, 19, designed, built and flew a rocket, earning them a chance to compete in the Team America Rocketry Competition in Washington, D.C. The three are students at Millbrook School. Photo submitted

MILLBROOK — Three students from Millbrook School, a private coeducational school, made it to the Team America Rocketry Challenge for students grades six through 12.  

The students, Kevin Yu, 18, of Ningbo, China; Kevin Wang, 17, of Beijing, China; and Team Leader Chris Wedd, 19, of nearby Red Hook, worked with Team Coach Jeffrey LaCosse. They designed, built and flew a rocket — no mean feat. The idea was to get the lowest score by meeting competition goals. An annual competition, generally 850 teams compete each year across America.

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