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Taking Young Minds Up, Up and Away

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By Tom Larson

Sun Tribune

How's this for sweet: Spend a week building rockets that can be fired hundreds of feet into the air at high speeds, and not only are the adults not mad, they applaud your efforts.

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Little wonder Camp Alpha is such a hit.

Morris Area teacher Ken Gagner came up with the idea to teach sciences through rocketry and the space program back when his career began 20 years ago.

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