April 29, 2014
Many of them don’t have the desire to study physics in college, but the eight members of the Skyline High School rocketry club are united this year in lessons in propulsion, weight distribution and mass.
Along with Newport High School in Bellevue, Skyline is one of two teams from Washington that have qualified for the Team America Rocketry Challenge, a 100-team national competition that takes place May 10 in The Plains, Va., near Washington, D.C.
The eight team members are Kieran Dong, Griffin Johnson, Crystal Liang, Ankit Madhira, Gleb Sych, Ben Therrien, Ian Walp and Pan Zhang. Skyline physics teacher Rebecca Fowler is their adviser, although contest rules prohibit her from providing physical help.
It’s the third time in four years Skyline will send a team to the challenge, which invites students in grades seven through 12 to participate. The rules change annually, and teams must submit data from practice launches to qualify.
April 1, 2014
Five King County 4-H members — including Issaquah’s Ankit Madhira — joined more than 200 teens from around Washington state for the WSU 4-H Know Your Government Conference over President’s Day weekend.
The annual conference connects youths with the political and governmental process by rotating the focus on the legislative, executive and judicial branches and the influence of media. This year’s legislative topic was Lobbying for Change: How a Bill Becomes a Law.