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Photos: Davis Co. students prep for rocket competition in Washington, D.C.

Published: Friday, May 10 2013 1:21 p.m. MDT

Mac Johnson, left, Quin Stewart, center, and Hunter Davis, right, of the Centerville, Utah, Junior High School Rocket Team assemble rockets provided by the Aerospace Industries Association as the top 100 teams competing in the Team America Rocketry Challenge take part in "Rockets on the Hill" on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, May 10, 2013. On Saturday the students will launch the rockets they've designed in a competitive rocket contest at a site outside of Washington.

Ann Heisenfelt, Associated Press

Davis County students Quin Stewart, Hunter Davis and Mac Johnson bested more than 625 teams from around the country to win a spot in the 2013 Team America Rocketry Challenge, where they'll be competing for a national title scholarship money and a chance to participate in NASA's Student Launch Initiative.

The competition will take place on May 11, with students attempting to propel a rocket carrying a raw egg to 750 feet before returning the egg unbrokento the ground in 48 to 50 seconds.

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