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May 13
NPCC takes rocket propulsion to local middle school


Jared Daily, center, black shirt, explains a science project at Madison Middle School on Monday. Daily is a physics and engineering instructor at North Platte Community College. 

He and his two sons, Packer and Micah, enlisted the help of Madison teachers and staff to demonstrate the basics of rocket propulsion to middle school students. The project included Mentos and soda water. The visit was conducted in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. 

Each student had the opportunity to launch a balloon rocket and was given a bag of experiments to take home. The teachers were provided with materials to aid them in teaching similar concepts in their classrooms. 

Heather Johnson
Area Communications Specialist

Heather produces and distributes press releases for the college. She began work at MPCC in 2014. Prior to that, she spent five years as the news director/web manager for Eagle Radio in North Platte. From 2009-2014 she worked as a reporter/photographer for The North Platte Telegraph. Heather has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Chadron State College.

Brent L. Cobb
McCook Community College News Bureau Coordinator​​​