MULBERRY GROVE ROCKET TEAM FINISHES SECOND IN THE NATION
The Mulberry Grove Rocket Team competed Saturday, May 17th, in the finals of the Team America Rocketry Challenge, the world's largest model rocket contest, and finished in second place. Representing the team this year in the finals at Great Meadows, Virginia were Ryan Paine, Kaitlin Stone, Tyler Koontz, Samantha Nowak, and Bryant Schneider.
This is the third year that the team has competed and all three years has made it to the finals. In 2006, they placed 50th and in 2007, the team finished in 7th place. Flight requirements this year were to fly to an altitude of exactly 750 feet with two raw eggs and to obtain a lift-off to touch-down time of exactly 45 seconds.
The Mulberry Grove team held first place throughout most of the second round of flights. With just five flights to go, a team from North Carolina took the first place spot. The Mulberry Grove team received scholarship money totaling $9,500.00, the school received $1,000.00 and a new Bushnell telescope, and the team is invited to participate in NASA's Student Launch Initiative at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, next April.
PICTURE FROM MULBERRY GROVE HIGH SCHOOL WEBSITE
TWO BURGLARIES IN MULBERRY GROVE SUNDAY
Bond County Sheriff's Officers were called twice Sunday to reports of burglaries in Mulberry Grove. The first call came shortly after midnight at 12:07 am when someone forced entry at the rear of the Kountry Korner. The entry triggered the burglar alarm. Nothing is reported missing at this time.
The second call came Sunday night 11:08 PM. Bond County Officers responded to The Chest of Mysteries resale shop on Wall Street in Mulberry Grove where someone had entered the business sometime between 4:00 PM Saturday and 11:00 PM Sunday. Taken were $25.00 - $35.00 in loose coins and a pocket knife. Both burglaries are under investigation.
NORMA GOLDSMITH DEDICATION
Saturday, the Bond County Historical Society honored the memory of Norma Goldsmith with the presentation of two very special benches and stepping stones in the garden at the Hoiles Davis Museum on 4th Street in Greenville.