A 6th grade project proved to be the catalyst to launch a Girl Scout Gold Award project for local teen Rachel Simms. The Girl Scout adventures for the PISD student began when she was in kindergarten and have continued throughout the years. As a student at Murphy Middle School, Rachel noticed rocket launchers used in a science lab provided inconsistent results and were messy to use. Instead, she built three compressed air rocket launchers to replace the pressurized water launchers which brought accolades from science teachers throughout Plano ISD.
By Karen Chaney • [email protected]