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Top header showing image of Battle of the Rockets competition. This competition is for 7th and 8th graders.

S.T.E.A.M. Competition

JSerra Catholic High School and our Engineering Magnet Program (EMP) hosted a model rocket contest for 7th graders on November 11, 2021. Join us in 2022 for another exciting Battle of the Rockets!

Congratulations to this year's winners:

  • 1st place: Mission Basilica's Nicholas DeMaria, Richard M. Mejia, and Emma Crancer
  • 2nd place: Stoneybrooke's Jaden McKinstry, Barrett Mills, and Zac O'Leary
  • 3rd place: Our Lady Queen of Angels' James Kashi, Jack Burke, and Brayden Castro

Participating Schools

The contest is open to 7th grade students at the following schools:

  • St. Edward the Confessor
  • St. Anne
  • St. John's Episcopal
  • Stoneybrooke
  • St. Mary
  • Our Lady Queen of Angels
  • Mission Basilica
  • Our Lady of Fatima
  • St. Geneva


  • Check-in / Rockets Submitted to Judges: 7:30-8:00 a.m.
  • Breakfast/Rocket Walk-Around: 8:00-9:00 a.m.
  • Round 1 (launch all rockets): 9:00-10:00 a.m.
  • Round 2 (final four): 10:00-10:30 a.m.
  • Awards and Closing: 10:30-11:00 a.m.
Three middle school aged boys wearing white polo shirts pose on a football field holding a small model rocket they built.
Three 7th grade girls and 3 7th grade boys pose together smiling and holding a model rocket.

Model rocket painted yellow at the tip while the body is black with white stars painted on it.


Dr. Blase Maffia
EMP/Science Teacher
949.493.9307 Ext. 7105

Russ Abdulla
Admissions Coordinator
949.493.9307 Ext. 7065


Learn more about our  four-year program that prepares students for an engineering curriculum in college and future careers in engineering!