“The Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) is the world’s largest student rocket contest and a key piece of the aerospace and defense industry’s strategy to build a stronger U.S. workforce in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Sponsored by the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) and the National Association of Rocketry (NAR), TARC was created in the fall of 2002 as a one-time celebration of the Centennial of Flight, but by popular demand became an annual program.” http://rocketcontest.org

During the 2019 Rocketry season two of Russellvilles’  teams the tigers and the bears qualified to compete in the TARC national championships which are hosted in The Plains Virginia. The tigers placed 2nd while the Bears placed 13th a huge jump from last years placings.