Girl Scout wins at rocketry

Stratford-P2-Scout-Rocket-2Stratford Girl Scout Junior Mahlia Schneck will visit the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on October 5 as a national winner in the National Reach for the Stars Rocket Competition.

This national recognition comes as a result of her first-place finish during a Girl Scout rocket launch event at Veterans Park in Bridgeport, which was funded by a grant from Peoples Bank. Mahlia was closest to the target in her age category, placing her first nationally in her age group.

“My experience of doing rocketry was super fun,” Mahlia said. “I loved shooting the rockets off and how we got to help aim them before we fired them. I liked that we got to learn about rockets as we were building them. I think the rocketry program will help my future, because I learned how fun science and rockets are.”

Girl Scouts of Connecticut is the largest girl-empowerment organization in the state, serving 47,300 girls and more than 19,000 adult volunteers. The mission is to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.

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