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It’s rocket science! Incoming freshmen launch into high school science

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Incoming freshmen from three Santa Maria Joint Union High School District campuses went “Rocketing into High School” with a summer experience that started Tuesday and culminated Wednesday with a series of rocket launches.

About two dozen new students who will start classes Aug. 11 at Santa Maria, Pioneer Valley and Ernest Righetti high schools joined science teachers for the two-day, eight-hour summer experience.

“It’s all about having fun with science and learning that it is accessible to all,’’ Righetti High science teacher Rebecca Wingerden said. “It was a fun and engaging experience.”

Santa Maria Joint Union High School District incoming freshmen from three campuses gathered Wednesday at Pioneer Valley High School to shoot off the rockets they built during a two-day summer experience.


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