Claude Maina and Doug Steinfeld are pleased to announce the 2018 recipients of grants from the Bill Spadafora Memorial Fund. The fund was established to promote rocketry education by funding TARC and SLI teams, and generous contributions by CMASS members and others have enabled us to support two teams in the 2018/2019 TARC competition.
The Rocketry Club at Queensbury High School in Queensbury NY has 8 team members in their 2ndyear of TARC participation. Last year they didn’t qualify but have high hopes for this year. The grant from the Spadafora Fund will help with motor, parachute, and travel expenses.
The Rocket Club at the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School in Cambridge has 9 team members also in their 2ndyear of TARC participation. They have 9 members who got on the scoreboard in last year’s competition but weren’t happy with their results. However, they persevered, continued to learn, and this year have a mix of experienced and new members. Their goal is to make it to Nationals this season. The grant from the Spadafora Fund will help with rocket parts and software upgrades. They’re also looking to purchase their own ground support equipment as they’re currently dependent on their mentor’s gear.
We find it gratifying to be able to assist these students in their rocketry endeavors, and equally gratifying that contributors to the Spadafora Fund feel the same way. We hope to fund additional teams next season, so please spread the word! As always, contributions to the fund are gratefully accepted.