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River City Rocketry, from the University of Louisville won first place in the 2017 Student Launch event held near NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, April 8. Team members Alora Mazarakis (middle row, second from left), Justin Johnson (fourth from left) and Wil Johnson (front row far right) are all Collins High School graduates.
Titans take flight

While Shelby County High School is home of the Rockets, several former Collins students are proving their alma matter is home of the rocket builders.

University of Louisville’s River City Rocketry took top honors in NASA’s 2017 Student Launch event. The winners were announced Friday after the competition ended last month.

Three members of the victorious team are Collins graduates, including Alora Mazarakis, who noted the win is a big accomplishment.

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