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High tech students fire rockets

Albany -- Dougherty County high school students were reaching for the stars Tuesday, firing off rockets.

A high flying event for the 50 students who took part in the High tech program. They built rockets before their eighth annual awards luncheon, and then shot them into the sky to see how they worked.

For the students, a chance to work with business leaders who have sponsored the program this year. And a lesson in science while having fun.

High Tech Instructor Susan Mercer said "Aviation is a study of science. And we make sure that we include in that all the forces that effect the aircraft. The names, the terminology that goes along with it. What happens when something doesn't work. That is just as important as what happens when it does work."

The High School/ High Tech students have studied aviation all year, and got their chance to test what they learned.

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