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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.


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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