On May 14, 2016, the Oak Park Rocket Team competed in the National Finals of the Team America Rocketry Challenge, the world's largest rocket contest. At the event, the team met with congresspeople as they displayed their rocket, the Boeing 100, in honor of Boeing's 100th Anniversary, at the Rockets on the Hill reception on Capitol Hill.

At the final fly-off, which took place at the Great Meadow in The Plains, Virginia, the team's rocket achieved a score of 27, placing them 33rd in the nation! This is an incredible achievement, and the second time that a team from Oak Park High School has placed in the top 35 out of the 750 teams that compete each year.

Our gratitude goes out to Boeing, our primary sponsor, who provided us with the support we needed to accomplish this great feat.

We hope to continue our success in future years, as well as expand our horizons in engineering and outreach.